Twitter suspends several white nationalist accounts


New York: Twitter has suspended several white nationalist accounts for violating policies against violent extremism.

The move came days after release of a report by nonprofit Global Project Against Hate and Extremism saying that propaganda pushed by white supremacist network Generation Identity is “rampant” on Twitter and YouTube.

Twitter and YouTube were criticized in a report, released by the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism, for helping white nationalist groups spread their message and recruit new members.

The report focused on the Identitarian movement, also known as Generation Identity, an ideology based on the notion that people of European heritage are being “replaced” by immigrants. The Global Project Against Hate and Extremism identified 67 Twitter accounts for Generation Identity chapters in 14 countries with nearly 140,000 followers.

On YouTube, GPAHE found at least 12 countries represented by 31 GI chapters with about 86,000 subscribers, the report indicated.

Twitter suspended the accounts for violating its policy against terrorist organisations or violent extremists who affiliate with or promote their “illicit activities”.

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