Posted on October 6, 2016

Prominent Pro-Trump Twitter Account Suspended

Alex Pfeiffer, The Daily Caller, October 6, 2016

The account of Twitter user “Ricky Vaughn,” one of the most prominent members of the Alt-Right and a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, was suspended Wednesday.


Vaughn gained so much prominence that MIT named him the 107th most influential Twitter account on the election.

Vaughn supported white nationalism and posted anti-Semitic content on his Twitter. A Twitter spokesman told The Daily Caller, “We don’t comment on individual accounts but you can review our Rules.”


Vaughn isn’t the first supporter of the Alt-Right to face trouble on the social media platform, Breitbart editor and Trump supporter Milo Yiannopoulos was suspended from Twitter on July 19, and his account has yet to be reinstated. Following Vaughn’s suspension, #FreeRicky was a top top trending topic on Twitter in the United States.