Politics Twitter Permanently Suspends Conservative Writer Milo Yiannopoulos

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    After years of provocation, Twitter has permanently banned Milo Yiannopoulos from its service.

    Yiannopoulos, who currently serves as Breitbart.com’s tech editor, has been hailed as a voice of the new “alt-right” movement. As such, he has made a living as a provocateur, continually inflaming tensions between progressive branches of the internet focused on identity politics and the fervently anti-PC segment that constantly trolls it. For years, Yiannopoulous has used Twitter not only to voice his controversial opinions, but to direct his legion of followers (388,042 at the time of this writing) toward his opponents. As a result, he’s been temporarily banned from Twitter a number of times for violating its terms of service and stripped of his verification.

    But this week he went too far. According to Twitter, it was Yiannopoulos who led the harassment campaign against Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones — an effort that inspired the SNL cast member’s decision to leave Twitter. The tweets, many of which targeted Jones for being black and a woman, were the final straw for Twitter, which is working to try to solve its harassment problem.

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    According to the company, the permanent suspension isn’t a matter of speech as much as a matter of behavior — specifically, a violation of Twitter’s rules regarding the targeted abuse of specific users.

    Here’s the statement, according to a Twitter spokesperson:

    People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter. But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Over the past 48 hours in particular, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of accounts violating these policies and have taken enforcement actions against these accounts, ranging from warnings that also require the deletion of Tweets violating our policies to permanent suspension.
    We know many people believe we have not done enough to curb this type of behavior on Twitter. We agree. We are continuing to invest heavily in improving our tools and enforcement systems to better allow us to identify and take faster action on abuse as it’s happening and prevent repeat offenders. We have been in the process of reviewing our hateful conduct policy to prohibit additional types of abusive behavior and allow more types of reporting, with the goal of reducing the burden on the person being targeted. We’ll provide more details on those changes in the coming weeks.

    Yiannopoulos was not available for comment at the time of publication.

    UPDATE

    Yiannopoulos has responded via his employer’s site, Breitbart.com, calling Twitter’s permanent suspension “cowardly”:

    “With the cowardly suspension of my account, Twitter has confirmed itself as a safe space for Muslim terrorists and Black Lives Matter extremists, but a no-go zone for conservatives.

    Twitter is holding me responsible for the actions of fans and trolls using the special pretzel logic of the left. Where are the Twitter police when Justin Bieber’s fans cut themselves on his behalf?

    Like all acts of the totalitarian regressive left, this will blow up in their faces, netting me more adoring fans. We’re winning the culture war, and Twitter just shot themselves in the foot.

    This is the end for Twitter. Anyone who cares about free speech has been sent a clear message: you’re not welcome on Twitter.” Jul. 19, 2016, at 10:10 p.m.


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    Thats twitter. There are accounts that made death threats that are still open. The fat black chick from the new Ghostbusters film got her way.


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    I dont agree with the bullies that attacked her btw. But her and Paul Fieg should have just hit the block button and moved on. If it's 4chan trolls like someone mentioned, they won't stop. Theyre militant and organized. Theyre literally the worst of the Internet. You ban them, they create a new email, and they start all over.
     
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