After 11 years, Twitter bans former leader Ku Klux Klan …

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David Duke, leader of the Ku Klux Klan racist movement for years, has been permanently removed from Twitter. 11 years after starting his account.


Duke is well known white supremacist in the U.S. He was the so-called in the 1970s Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, but threw off that name and called himself National Director. Since then, 70-year-old Duke has mainly been involved in racist and far-right politics. Also on Twitter, where he wrote tens of thousands of messages. In 2017, he was still present at the far-right demonstration in Charlottesville, after which YouTube decided to remove the man from her platform. Earlier Duke also received a warning from Twitter. It is not known what report has now caused him to be permanently suspended.

In any case, the social medium has started an offensive. After there was no moderation on the platform, tweets from President Donald Trump have already been warned and several people have also been removed. It is doing so under pressure from advertisers, who have not wanted to cooperate with some social media for a while because they do too little against racism and incite hatred.

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