Twitter Targets Alt-Right Accounts in Wake of Trump’s Victory

Written by Liberty Laura

In the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Twitter is cracking down on alt-right accounts and their users.

Today, the company released a new set of rules that would make it “easier to report incidents on its service, educate moderators on conduct that violates rules, and also give users more control by allowing them to mute certain words, phrases, or conversations,” reports USA Today.

This measure follows a string of alleged hate crimes after Trump’s election.

The Hill reports:

“The social networking website suspended the accounts of several prominent figures, including Richard Spencer, president of an alt-right think tank.
Spencer, who had a verified account, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Twitter’s action “is corporate Stalinism.”
‘Twitter is trying to airbrush the Alt Right out of existence. They’re clearly afraid. They will fail!’ he said.”
Twitter has previously suspended the account of Milo Yiannopoulos back in July after being being deemed responsible for the harassment of Leslie Jones.