Ms. Hopkins, who has been retweeted repeatedly by US President Donald Trump, gained more than 1.1 million followers on the site before her suspension, which came hours after she complained that she had lost its blue “checked” status.
Social media company spokesperson said: Twitter security is a top priority for us – abuse and hateful behavior have no place in our service and we will continue to take action when our rules are not followed.
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“In this case, the account has been permanently suspended for violating our hateful driving policy.”
A previous candidate on reality TV The apprentice, Ms. Hopkins has forged a career as a commentator in a number of media outlets – many of whom left after facing an outcry for the opinions expressed in her columns, which have often focused on immigration and Islam.
The UN intervened after a chronic The sun in which Ms. Hopkins described the migrants as “cockroaches” and “wild humans”, while in 2017 she left a job at LBC radio station after posting a tweet calling for a “final solution” shortly time after the Manchester Arena bombing.
Since then, she has seen her opinions pushed to the margins of the media – notably on the Canadian website Rebel Media, which also features contributions from the founder of the English Defense League Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – better known by his nickname Tommy Robinson.
However, it has seen its profile raised several times by the man at the head of the world’s largest superpower. Donald Trump, also formerly of The apprentice shared a number of messages from Ms. Hopkins, including the attacks on London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
Twitter, as well as sites like Facebook and Youtube, have repeatedly attempted to de-platform far-right figures in recent years, including Mr. Robinson and those behind groups like Britain First. In response, many turned to marginal free-speech-oriented sites, including Telegram and the Russian social media site VK – operating with a reduced audience while being able to broadcast their messages.
This happens as Twitter takes an increasingly harsh approach to spreading false information and hate speech on the site from high-level sources previously protected by the company’s policy on maintaining messages when discussion around them is “in the public interest”.
In recent weeks, Mr. Trump, who has tweeted with impunity throughout his presidency, has seen messages reported to contain manipulated media glorifying violence.
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