Far right instigator Katie Hopkins is permanently banned from Twitter for violating the company’s hateful conduct policy.
Hopkins, who has been retweeted by Donald Trump several times, is known for her extreme views on immigration and other social issues. She once referred to refugees fleeing war as “cockroaches.” In 2017, Hopkins was fired from a radio show for calling for a “final solution” for Muslims living in the United Kingdom after a terrorist attack in Manchester.
“Keeping Twitter safe is a top priority for us — abuse and hateful conduct have no place on our service and we will continue to take down action when our Rules are broken,” Twitter stated. “In this case, the account has been permanently suspended for violations of our Hateful Conduct policy.”
While the company wouldn’t share the exact tweets that resulted in Hopkins’ ban, its Hateful Conduct policy states that users “may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”
Hopkins had roughly a million followers before her ban, BBC reports.