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Twitter deletes a bunch of bigots, including one Donald Trump retweeted

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Twitter may consider Donald Trump untouchable, but that courtesy apparently doesn’t extend to some of the social network’s other famous bigots—including one that he even retweeted back in November. Today, Twitter finally began enforcing a new set of policies that broaden the scope of what it considers “hateful and abusive content,” deleting multiple accounts that seem to be affiliated “with organizations that use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes.” That comes from New York Magazine, which reports that a number of white nationalists have been banned from the service today, including Jared Taylor and his American Renaissance group, white supremacist group League Of The South and its leader Michael Hill, and neo-Nazi group the Traditionalist Worker Party.

Perhaps the most interesting bans, though, are for Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding, the leaders the ultra-nationalist group Britain First. Fransen, who was convicted of a hate crime last year, is the person who tweeted a handful of anti-Muslim video clips last month that were then retweeted by our own asshole-in-chief Donald Trump. This was met with a fair amount of outrage from pretty much everybody, both because the videos didn’t depict what Fransen claimed and because they were pretty fucking racist, but (as pointed out by Deadline) White House Press Gaslighter Sarah Huckabee Sanders artfully waved away concerns about Trump being racist by suggesting that the “the threats are real” even if the videos were not.


Anyway, Donald Trump is definitely still on Twitter even though this new Twitter policy makes it pretty clear that he should not be, but at least there will be fewer people reading his feed now that accounts like these have been banned.

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