Twitter suspends outspoken ex-WSU College Republicans president in the midst of the extreme right-clear



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A former Washington State University College Republicans student president was a bitter Christmas gift from Twitter to the midst of the ongoing far-right purges by the tech giant.

James Allsup revealed on Monday that the social media platform had suspended his account, @realjamesallsup – a nod to the President, Donald Trump’s Twitter handle.

“Merry Christmas!”, he wrote in a Facebook post sharing a photo of the suspension notice.

It seems to be part of a purge of the accounts after Twitter began the enforcement of the new rules to combat hatred and abuse in the contents of earlier this month.

Allsup said that he was suspended for violating the terms of service, KTVB reported.

“Despite the fact that is not always the violation of the terms of service, I was the last right-of-center person who they decided to ban,” he added. “It is as if they want to that the site is an echo chamber for a “good” opinions.”

Allsup does not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

This is the not the first time Allsup is in battle with Twitter.

In November, the WSU senior was one of the handful of extreme-right figures including the verification checkmarks were withdrawn.

Twitter announced changes to the “hateful policy” that would permanently suspend any account that is “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 the struggle to fill the reports of users and it has also started taking into account the users ‘ offline behavior.

A number of prominent far-right accounts suspended, including the white nationalist American Renaissance and its founder Jared Taylor, neo-Nazi Traditionalist Workers y and the white nationalist group Vanguard America. League of the South-the Hunter Wallace, Britain First the most important account if its leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, whose anti-Islamic videos were retweeted by President Donald Trump last month were suspended.

Allsup rose to Twitter stardom after the lead of an “Asset wall” demonstration on the WSU campus for more than a year ago, The Spokesman-Review reported.

He has also been accused of sowing racial divisions on the campus and followed the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, there was a counter-protester killed after demonstrations turned violent.

By the time Allsup account was closed, had amassed nearly 24,000 followers.

Fox News’ Christopher Carbone contributed to this report.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang

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