Twitter Goes On Banning Spree Of Trump’s Alt-Right Neo-Nazi Supporters

Twitter Goes On Banning Spree Of Trump's Alt-Right Neo-Nazi Supporters

 

Via the Washington Post :

Twitter suspended more accounts associated with the alt-right, which the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as “a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that ‘white identity’ is under attack by multicultural forces using ‘political correctness’ and ‘social justice’ to undermine white people and ‘their’ civilization.”

Included among them was the verified account of Richard Spencer, whom The Washington Post described as a leader of the alt-right and “one of the most media-savvy thinkers in the movement.” Twitter also suspended the account of the Virginia-based National Policy Institute, an alt-right white nationalist think tank of which Spencer is the president, and that of Radix Journal, a magazine run by Spencer.

Paul Town, Pax Dickinson, Ricky Vaughn and John Rivers also had their accounts suspended. In response, Spencer posted a video to YouTube in which he said, “I am alive physically, but digitally speaking, there has been execution squads across the alt-right.”

“It’s corporate Stalinism, in the sense that there is a great purge going on, and they’re purging people on the basis of their views,” Spencer said. He said these suspensions are unlike Yiannopoulos’s.

“I supported people like Milo when they were banned from Twitter, but Milo was engaging in something that could be called ‘harassment,’” Spencer said of the man who used the platform to call [actress Leslie] Jones “barely literate,” “fat and ugly, ugly, ugly, fat” and “a hot black dude.”

Talk about closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.

Just FYI: White supremacists and Nazis are now using code words to evade banning on social media. They’re using “google” for the N-word and “echo” for the K-word. 

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