Posted on December 18, 2017

Twitter Is Starting to Purge Its Alt-Right Users

Matthew Rozsa, Salon, December 18, 2017

Twitter seems to be making good on its promise to suspend users who are affiliated with hate groups and/or harassment both on and off of the social media platform.

Twitter removed the account associated with the white supremacist group American Renaissance and the far right group Britain First, according to Recode. {snip}

People whose accounts have been kicked off Twitter include Jayda Fransen, the Britain First leader whose anti-Muslim videos were retweeted by Trump earlier this month, as well as American Renaissance editor Jared Taylor, according to Newsweek. They have also removed accounts associated with the Traditionalist Worker’s Party, which is a neo-Nazi group, and Occidental Dissent, which is a white nationalist group.


Many past alt right figures who were kicked off of Twitter have since begun using a similar social media platform known as Gab. On Monday, an editor for American Renaissance posted on Gab to denounce Twitter’s actions.

[Editor’s Note: Twitter’s censorship of our accounts has also been written up by USA Today, Washington Post, Daily Beast, Associated Press, and others.]