Starting today, Twitter has begun to enforce portions of their updated rules that deal with hate groups and those who promote violent speech against certain groups of people. This enforcement has come to be known as the “Twitter Purge” as many far-right Twitter users and organizations expect to have their account banned.
Over the past year, there has been an increased rise of accounts on Twitter that promote far-right ideologies, belong to hate groups, or promote threats of violence against certain groups of people. As part of a strategy to remove these types of people and organizations from Twitter and not provide them a platform to recruit new members or spew hateful remarks, Twitter has begun to enforce their policies and ban accounts.
Today’s policy enforcement has already led to the suspension of the accounts for Britain First and its leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, who became mainstream news after President Trump retweeted …