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Twitter began the enforcement of the new rules to combat hateful and offensive content on Monday, and a number of the well-known extreme right-wing organizations, and users were suspended.
The changes announced last month to broaden Twitter’s “hateful policy” to permanently suspend the account for user names, profile bios, and view names—that gives “violent threats, more insults, profanity, racist or sexist tropes, in growing fear reduces, or someone who is less than a human being.”
The tech giant is developing unspecified “internal tools” to help identify accounts in violation to supplement reports from users.
Hate the images fall under the rubric of Twitter’s “sensitive media policy,” and that will include any “logos, symbols, or images whose purpose is the promotion of hostility and anger against others on the basis of their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/origin.”
The main Twitter account of the far-right Britain First party was suspended on Monday, along with the accounts of the two leaders.
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Probably that also the well-documented, numerous accounts bearing Nazi flags, swastikas and similar symbols.
James Fields, Jr., accused of the phasing out of the Heather Heyer during a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, was photographed with a shield Vanguard-America, who was banned from Twitter on Monday.
A number of prominent far-right accounts, including the white nationalist American Renaissance and its founder Jared Taylor, neo-Nazi Traditionalist Workers y and the white nationalist group Vanguard America were suspended on Monday. James Fields, Jr. was seen holding a shield of Vanguard America for allegedly killing Heather Heyer in Charlottesville in August. League of the South-the Hunter Wallace, Britain First the most important account, as well as the leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, whose anti-Islamic videos were retweeted by President Donald Trump—were suspended.
In addition, the micro-blogging platform rules on violence and physical harm will be widened, so that the “accounts, which work together with organisations which use or instigate violence against citizens to their causes” and the groups that fall under this category are those that “identify as such, or participate in activities—both on and off the platform.”
Although some users documented the suspended accounts with #TwitterPurge, others pointed out that there are many accounts lower Nazi signifiers remained on the site.
Twitter Nazi purge has a number of important accounts, but there is not much rhyme or reason that I can perceive. A lot of explicit Nazi content. https://t.co/UPrml93kP2
— J. M. Berger (@intelwire) on December 18, 2017
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Twitter, which began with the verification of a series of white nationalist and extreme right-wing groups recently, is now a ban on many of the same accounts of the platform all the way in response to the growing outrage over the nature of the speech it allows and the accounts that received the blue check of the control.
Although the platform has long been criticized for harboring hateful rhetoric, after the deadly incident in Charlottesville, users uncovered white nationalists on Twitter by posting photos of the people who marched with tiki torches at the University of Virginia campus during the singing of anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi slogans.
Some extreme right-wing groups, and users fled to Gab, a small social media platform that is seen by many as a safe space for white nationalists.
Christopher Carbone is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @christocarbone.