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Twitter suspends account of white supremacist Nick Fuentes a day after restoration

Stock Markets Jan 25, 2023 12:21PM ET
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By Kanishka Singh

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Social media platform Twitter on Wednesday suspended the account of white supremacist Nick Fuentes only a day after a decision to restore it led to widespread criticism.

In a Twitter Space on Tuesday after his account was restored, Fuentes made several antisemitic comments, according to Hannah Gais, a senior researcher at Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups. After his suspension on Wednesday, Fuentes asked his followers on Telegram to call for his account to be restored.

The white supremacist was suspended from a number of social media platforms for hate speech in 2020 and 2021, including Facebook (NASDAQ:META) and YouTube, in addition to Twitter.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday about its latest decisions on Fuentes' account.

The platform's new owner, billionaire Elon Musk, calls himself a free speech absolutist.

Under Musk's leadership, Twitter has reversed suspensions of some accounts that were removed under its previous ownership, most notably the account of former President Donald Trump, who was permanently banned from Twitter over accusations of inciting violence after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

Human rights groups have raised concerns about hate speech on Twitter since its takeover by Musk.

Fuentes came back into headlines late last year when Trump hosted him and the musician formerly known as Kanye West at his private club in Florida. Trump said the encounter with Fuentes happened inadvertently while he was having dinner with West.

West, now called Ye, has also drawn widespread criticism for a spate of antisemitic comments and was suspended recently from social media platforms, including Twitter.

Americans' belief in antisemitic conspiracy theories and tropes has nearly doubled since 2019, according to an Anti-Defamation League survey released earlier this month.

The White House addressed rising antisemitism in a roundtable event with Jewish leaders in December and President Joe Biden established an inter-agency group to coordinate efforts to counter antisemitism.

Twitter suspends account of white supremacist Nick Fuentes a day after restoration
 

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carlos guo
carlos guo Jan 25, 2023 1:00PM ET
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Isn't it funny how anybody who claims that jewish people control the media are labeled antisementic and no longer allowed to work in the media? Meanwhile if you clam white people or Christians control something it is perfectly fine and democrats will take a knee supporting black supremacist rhetoric and white replacement.
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carlos guo Jan 25, 2023 12:57PM ET
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Cool, now do a report about all the black supremacist and anti-Christian comments pushed out not only on Twitter but on mainstream media. And btw, just calling somebody a "white supremacist" does not make it true. There is a reason people who write articles like this never provide any actual evidence of their claims. "Hate speech" is basically any speech that does not align with the democrat agenda.
 
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