On Monday, the same day that former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin was born, Twitter — the social media site where intelligence, logic and reason goes to die — began what many called a “purge” of far-right accounts in what it claims is an effort to combat hateful and abusive content, Fox News reported.
According to Fox:
A number of prominent far-right accounts, including the white nationalist American Renaissance and its founder Jared Taylor, the neo-Nazi Traditionalist Workers Party and white nationalist group Vanguard America were suspended on Monday. James Fields Jr. was seen holding a shield from Vanguard America before allegedly killing Heather Heyer in Charlottesville in August. League of the South’s Hunter Wallace, Britain First’s main account, as well as its leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen—whose anti-Muslim videos were retweeted by President Donald Trump—were also suspended.
In addition, the micro-blogging platform’s rules on violence and physical harm will be broadened to cover “accounts