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Will Sommer @willsommer
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Today's the day for the purported purge of alt right / far right Twitter accounts! Stay tuned, I'll be updating we start seeing people get kicked off or lose their verified checks
Twitter has previously announced that today's the day they will start kicking off users who affiliate with groups that "promote violence against civilians." We'll see!…
Twitter purge has kicked off. White nationalist Jared Taylor (@jartaylor) and his American Renaissance site (@amrenaissance) both banned
Naturally, they're already talking about it on Twitter rival Gab, which is a hive for white nationalist / alt right activity. Expect lots more of that today.
Twitter purge has also hit Jayda Fransen, the Britain First leader whose anti-Muslim videos Trump retweeted recently (@jaydabf)
Twitter purge has also taken down several other accounts associated with Britain First
When these accounts get deleted, lots of their followers are going to tweeting "F". Here's an explanation from my newsletter,, on the "Press F to pay respects" meme
Latest Twitter purge suspensions: League of the South's Hunter Wallace (@occdissent), and the Traditionalist Workers Party (@tradworker). TWP was the organization co-founded by the neo-Nazi profiled in the NYT's "Nazi next door" story.
Thanks to @jaredlholt for flagging those Twitter purge suspensions. He's very smart on this stuff and well worth a follow!
This random Gab user has a point — far-right leaders who don't get banned from Twitter might lose credibility with their followers.
Here's what I'm watching for next on Twitter purge: whether @RichardBSpencer stays, and whether this crackdown crosses over into non explicitly racist "alt light" personalities.
Gab users are marking the Twitter purge with graphics depicting @jack as Stalin + more
Another suspension amid Twitter purge: @gen_identity, UK white "identitarians"
New Twitter purge suspensions: neo-Nazi leader Jeff Schoep (@nsm88) and Vanguard America (@vanamofficial), the group alleged murderer James Alex Fields stood with in Charlottesville
Twitter has suspended the American Nazi Party's account (@anp14). Had more than 13K+ followers.
Now a bunch of random accounts associated with alt right frog cartoon "Groyper" are getting taken out.
Some background on Groyper, who's like a more racist Pepe the frog…
New Twitter suspension: @nordicfrontier, the podcast of the far-right Nordic Resistance Movement, which just had 3 members jailed for bombing refugee shelters. Twitter purge going global.
Big one for the UK: far-right English Defence League (@edlofficialpage) suspended. Naturally, they're already regrouping on Gab.
Twitter purge looks to have expanded beyond far-right white groups. Several accounts associated with New Black Panther Party, including main acct @newblackpanthr1, are now suspended.
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