Twitter Bans Anti-Jihad Group That Trump Retweeted

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Twitter decision-makers have been continuing their practice of censorship — and denying said censorship — with the recent banning of an a group perceived as anti-Muslim in nature that was put on the national radar when President Donald Trump retweeted it.

It wasn’t that long ago that Twitter suspended the account of the Jewish Defense League for the crime of posting details of a Pamela Geller event. Read more about that by clicking linked story here.

Here’s an excerpt: “Not only that, but Google has scrubbed its search results of sites and posts critical of jihad and sharia. Fifteen years of work, forty thousand plus posts of mine, just disappeared from Google search. Poof. It’s criminal. Google Adsense has suspended my account and Pinterest has blocked my links from being shared. YouTube deleted my account (only to reinstate it after a huge public outcry).”

But now this?

Britain First has been blocked, after Trump retweeted one of its messages.

Facing suspension yourself? Here’s a quick tutorial on how to restore a suspended account:

Bloomberg has mor of the story, though:

Britain First, the far-right fringe group Donald Trump re-tweeted to near universal condemnation, has been blocked.

The accounts of two of its leaders have been suspended as has the group’s official page. The three controversial video posts that the U.S. president had shared with his more than 40 million followers have also disappeared.

The actions by the social media giant comes almost three weeks after an outpouring of criticism in the U.K. — including from Prime Minister Theresa May — about the promotion of a series of anti-Muslim videos. Though not known outside the U.K., Britain First has a history of inciting violence.

The killer of Jo Cox, a lawmaker murdered during the campaign for last year’s Brexit referendum, shouted “Britain First” as he stabbed and shot her, according to witness testimony at his trial. Lawmakers called for the organization to be banned as a result, but so far authorities have refused.

Britain First’s leader Paul Golding was arrested in Belfast Oct. 14 while attending the court hearing of his deputy — Jayda Fransen — over her use of “threatening, abusive, insulting words or behavior” during a rally in August.

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