Twitter bans far-right group Proud Boys ahead of Washington rally

Platform bars rightwing ‘western chauvinist’ group for violating its policy against violent extremistsTwitter suspended numerous accounts associated with the rightwing “western chauvinist” group the Proud Boys on Friday, the eve of the anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. Verified accounts belonging to the group and its founder, Gavin McInnes, were suspended for violating the platform’s policy against “violent extremist groups”, a company spokeswoman confirmed. A number of non-verified accounts for various Proud Boys chapters were also suspended. Continue reading...

Twitter bans far-right group Proud Boys ahead of Washington rally

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Sat 11 Aug 18 from Engadget

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