Extremism: Twitter deletes accounts of 50 white nationalists

Twitter has deleted more than 50 accounts of white nationalists, where violence and extremism were promoted. "The accounts were deleted because you have violat

Extremism: Twitter deletes accounts of 50 white nationalists

Twitter has deleted more than 50 accounts of white nationalists, where violence and extremism were promoted. "The accounts were deleted because you have violated our policies in relation to violent extremism," said a spokesman for the short message service on Friday. The step was taken a few days after the network of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism (GPAHE) had warned of "rampant" activities of extreme right-wing Identitarian movement on Twitter and YouTube.

Like the short message service, more informed, involved, the owner of the account in "illegal activities". They had connected on Twitter, terrorist organizations or violent extremists, or those promoted. The non-profit network GPAHE had recently warned of the increasing activities of the Identitarian movement in social media. According to a GPAHE-examination 67 Twitter Accounts of the Identitarian movement in 14 countries with almost 140,000 Followers active. In it were not recorded in the accounts of individual "Identitärer", such as that of Martin Sellner, co-founder of the "Identitarian movement Austria".

On Youtube had found GPAHE according to its own figures, at least twelve countries, in which 31 representatives of the Identitarian movement with approximately 86,000 subscribers active. The Propaganda of the Identitarian movement has inspired, according to GPAHE since the end of 2018, half a dozen attacks, "" including the attack on a mosque in Christchurch, new Zealand, with 51 dead.

Updated Date: 11 July 2020, 20:19

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