Twitter Suspends British Extremist Retweeted By Trump

The Hill reports:

A far-right British activist who gained prominence after President Trump retweeted her anti-Muslim tweets in November had her Twitter account suspended on Monday as part of the social network’s effort to crack down on hate speech.

Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of far-right British group Britain First, saw her account suspended as part of a Twitter-wide crackdown on hate gorups.

In November, President Trump retweeted three videos from Fransen’s account that purported to show Muslims committing acts of violence. Fransen’s account, along with others connected to Britain First, now appear to be suspended.

  • KnownDonorDad

    I can’t wait for the wailing and gnashing of teeth from alt-right YouTubers.

    • kaydenpat

      YouTube needs to address the Neo Nazis and White Supremacists which are allowed to use that forum to make threats and spread bigotry as well.

  • Ninja0980

    Nice that they did this but as I said before, too little too late.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Still, it’s an encouraging enough move for me to consider returning to the site.

  • kaydenpat

    Ain’t that a shame? Lol

  • another_steve

    It’s been discussed in the other related thread today: Suspending her but not Trump is insane.

    • FAEN

      I’m not sure if they’re afraid of Cheeto, don’t want to make him any more of a martyr or a little of both.

      • Tread

        I bet they’re using the excuse that his tweets now carry historic significance and are required by law to archive them.

        • FAEN

          Good point.

        • Tawreos

          The one he has sent would be, but nothing would require continued access to the service.

    • BlackGayAthetist

      Exactly if Trump retweeted it he is just as guilty as she is…we all need to put PRESSURE on Twitter…

      • Tawreos

        Not on Twitter, on the advertisers that spend money on Twitter.

        • BlackGayAthetist

          TRUTH

      • another_steve

        Were I king (or queen) of the universe, I’d apply the same “free speech” criteria to Twitter that I would to any other form of speech: The right to free speech ends when there’s overt incitement to violence.

        Banning speech merely because you or I find it offensive or heinous is wrong. On Twitter or elsewhere.

    • BlackGayAthetist

      Twitter is so integral to Donald Trump’s presidency that it is almost impossible to imagine him without it—or to consider what it would take to get him banned. The former reality-TV star, after all, has probably done more than any U.S. politician to flirt with violating Twitter’s terms of service, repeatedly using the platform to harass and threaten his rivals. There is no greater cyberbully on the Internet (sorry, Melania).

      The idea of Twitter C.E.O. Jack Dorsey ousting Trump is, more than anything else, pretty funny. But it also illustrates the limits of Twitter’s approach to harassment, revealing a Trump-sized loophole in the company’s policy.

      This newly public policy raises more questions than it answers. By establishing a standard of “newsworthiness,” all public figures’ tweets will theoretically be subject to a subjective threshold. It also is maddeningly unclear about what happens when a private individual’s “newsworthy” tweet goes viral, as often happens on Twitter. “We hold all accounts to the same Rules, and consider a number of factors when assessing whether Tweets violate our Rules,” the company explained. “Among the considerations is ‘newsworthiness’ and whether a Tweet is of public interest.”

      However, this would seem to directly contradict its decision not to act on Trump’s account—it’s clear under the rules Twitter laid out on Monday that some accounts are held to different standards and rules than others. The more egregious a Twitter T.O.S. violation is when someone like Trump does it, the more newsworthy it becomes, and Twitter finds itself stymied by inaction.

      • Bad Tom

        At this point, Donald J. Trump is integral to Twitter’s bottom line. So, nothing will happen to his account.

        • i think they’d make more money via the controversy of banning him, but ymmv

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      • The Sentinel

        Dearest BlackGayAthetist, if you’re going to cut and paste, please give credit where its due: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/09/why-threatening-mass-death-wont-get-trump-banned-from-twitter

        • BlackGayAthetist

          Thank you internet warrior…

      • Nowhereman

        It must be all about the Benjamins. I’m shocked, shocked that Facebook and Twitter turned out to be just another couple of greedy corporations.

        • BlackGayAthetist

          Exactly…Twitter is NOT going to get rid of their fat bloated orange cow NO MATTER what he says

  • The entire UK pretty much denounced this group and Twitter only just removes her?

    Why aint they removing Trump for the same reason? We are ALL tired of hearing about him.. ¬_¬

  • Oscarlating Wildely
    • JCF

      Yup, it’s a horse’s ass.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    The Alt Everything be screaming about Free Speech !!

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  • Tawreos

    Trump is going to be all alone, with no one to tweet about but himself, whatever will he do? /s

    • FAEN

      Have his Daughter/Wife’s staff create more fake Twitter users.

      • Tawreos

        I thought he farmed that out to Russia?

        • clay

          Let’s just say . . . Ivanka and her brothers are in an “import-export” business.

    • Bad Tom

      No one can hear you tweet if you’re shadow banned.

  • BlackGayAthetist

    Trump is sooo jealous that he doesn’t have even close to as many followers as Obama, even with all Trump’s Russian bots.

    • FAEN

      Because he’s a thin skinned whiny little bitch who should have been clipped round the ear when he was a kid.

      • BlackGayAthetist

        AMEN!!!

      • kareemachan

        You forgot “bloated”.

  • bkmn

    Doesn’t this mean that @Jack will lose half the people he follows?

  • BlackGayAthetist

    Everything Trump touches DIES…Twitter better brace themselves!!!

    • i really wouldn’t be that sorry if Twit died.

  • Andymac3

    I walked into a twitter hate thread last night via a Fox and friends posting and they were all complaining about how many accounts they had lost that day and how they were all going to stay in touch somewhere else. One home grown troll had over a dozen accounts blocked that day so far losing tens of thousands of followers, and these guys aren’t even the full time pay to play trolls, just your dumb jerk who thinks it’s fun to fuck with people online.

    • kareemachan

      Maybe they are both?

      • Andymac3

        Maybe, I’m sure one of them was a 400 lb guy sitting in his moms basement but I still think his mom buys all his food and not Putin.

  • BeaverTales

    Twitter seems like the new 4chan and MySpace of the 20-teens. I have other more productive things to do with my life.

  • Michael R

    Donald Trump believes that special counsel Robert Mueller
    will soon send him a letter that completely exonerates him of any wrongdoing

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4901901e1456054813788f5e5f269d6c0491a5c413415d04bf99dabe8fde19e2.gif

    • Bluto

      This little bastard needs a serious attitude adjustment.

      • Tread

        Oh, no, this is one of those “prank” videos, where parents purposefully torture their kids and post it on YouTube for likes.

        • canoebum

          Like the parents who tell their kids they ate all their Halloween candy, just to watch them freak out? Lovely stuff.

          • Jeffg166

            I do find those funny. A true reaction. Something we all bury as we grow up. Unless you are trump.

          • well, that’s sort of the point of all that shit, isn’t it? either you are a person who really wants your children to believe in invisible beings who bring them love, gifts and immortality, or you are not. the lesson is a harsh one, but it’s important that children understand that people will lie to them. a gentle introduction to a bitter reality.

          • Tread

            Thanks, Jimmy Kimmel.

      • Todd20036

        Maybe, but 3 year olds aren’t interested in clothes for Christmas

        Plus, it could have been staged

        • Bluto

          I knowing clothing isn’t exciting for most kids & even if this is staged it’s total bullshit for a parent to allow or encourage this behavior.

          • FAEN

            Because at some point that little bastard will grow into a big bastard with no idea of how to react when someone says ‘NO’.

          • Snarkaholic

            He looks like a recent graduate from the “Track Palin School of Charm & Dating.”

          • FAEN

            YES!

        • Snarkaholic

          You may be right. The outfit looks like a fairy princess dress, and the tag appears to have an illustration of a girl on it.

      • canoebum

        You mean Trump? Oh, the kid in the video!

        • Bluto

          Yes!

        • FAEN

          BOTH! If BLOTUS’ parents had put their collective foot down when he pulled this shit as a kid he probably wouldn’t be as wretched as he is today.

        • Jeffg166

          Trump. The kid has a life to get use to disappointment.

    • William

      I don’t recall my parents capturing Christmas 1974 on video.

      • Andymac3

        Super 8 perhaps?

    • cheakamus

      As a parent myself, I wouldn’t be standing there filming something like this, much less posting it on the internet. I suppose s/he thought it was “cute.”

      • scorpiomike

        It seems like they raised him to have the reaction he had, then they set him up by giving him a present they knew would cause that reaction. I don’t blame the kid. He is playing the role he was trained to play, to the delight of the parents.

        • Jerry Kott

          This behavior doesn’t get cultivated in a vacuum.

        • Snarkaholic

          He’ll be verbally abusing waiters, cashiers, etc. before you know it!

    • Andymac3

      My little Paul Ryan is growing up to be a Republican, so proud! Must post online

    • Jon Doh

      I’d better get them cha cha heels…

      https://youtu.be/6cYZXyh7y6I

    • Nowhereman

      The true spirit of xmas…

  • FAEN

    And the Xtian Martyrdom Snowflake circuit starts in 3…2..1.

  • TJay229

    I’m other news….

    Anyone have A SOUS VIDE. If so which make and model.. Thoughts?

    • kareemachan

      There are videos on making your own, if you have mechanical/technical abilities….

      • TJay229

        I do… But would rather buy one so I’m free from worrying about if I fucked up.

        • this is my attitude on many dishes. if i live in the country, where it’s impossible to buy certain things, i will make really hard stuff myself. but when i live in a place that is not a food desert, i just pick it up at the little botique fooderie on my way home or to the party. let’s keep gay people in business; a lot of us own those sorts of places. patronize them.

          • TJay229

            WTF are you talking about… I’m talking about a Sous Vide ma’am.

          • oops. sorry, it’s holiday cooking season. i have a whole kitchen to clean and lots more dishes with french words to make. heh. also, MJ and i have been holding hands and kissing a lot. she’s fun like that, during the holiday season. stocking stuffers!

    • greenmanTN

      I don’t have one but as chance would have it I was looking at them last night & for whatever reason the Anova appealed to me most, though that was partly for its design. Their website goes into different ways of doing it before of course offering their much more convenient product.

      https://anovaculinary.com/what-is-sous-vide/

      • TJay229

        That’s what I was looking at too and the bug one that has the self contained water. It’s the Cadillac of Sous Vide’s.

        I think I’ll get the Anova.

        I want to do 10lbs of Prime Rib for Christmas.

  • Bambino

    They are just banning the Nazis around the dotard but the dotard himself.

  • Paula

    That picture. Another shining example of Aryan racial purity, genetic superiority, and intellect.
    BARF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tread

    Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, Sebastian Gorka… they still have accounts, Twitter.

    • kareemachan

      drumpster as well…

  • Slippy_World
  • FAEN

    I’d love for her to take a DNA test. What would she do if she found out she wasn’t ‘pure’ I wonder.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Oh she ain’t “pure”, … that much is guaranteed.

      • FAEN

        You and I know that. I’d love to see her face when she found out 😏.

  • kareemachan

    Boy, twitter might be slow but they are…. SLOW.

  • Gigi

    Imagine the outrage from the right if Obama had re-tweeted anti-police messages from the more radical members of Antifa. They would have gone apoplectic. Fucking hypocrites!

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Tread

      Blech. What a bullshit excuse.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Didn’t want to piss off Trump.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      But of course. {SMDH}

    • clay

      at the same time that he claims we’re a world leader on reducing green house gas emissions.

      • FAEN

        His core will believe it.

    • Halou

      Naturally.
      Climate change, Russian aggression, literal Nazis in the streets. Not threats.

      Now, Germany selling it’s “Made in America” cars, that is a dire threat that must be answered!
      Poland’s troop deployments? A plan of action must be developed!

      http://www.politicususa.com/2017/02/04/trumps-white-house-thinks-poland-invaded-belarus.html

  • andrew

    It would be so sweet, if Twitter suspended extremist Trump’s tweets.

  • blackstar
  • Taylor Bixler

    Amazingly, Thernovich’s account still active.

  • ok, totally off topic, but dayum. this grandma? drew just made her America’s Best Grandma. it doesn’t even matter how old her grandkids are right now, no one wouldn’t think this the best granny gift ever. plus: bragging rights at the bridge club. heh. i really hope she wins the whole package and has several grandchildren.

  • JWC

    TRUMP…”If I only had a brain…”

  • Marlin

    Twitter has become a tool for oppression, regardless of this latest publicity stunt.

  • Snarky

    Too racist for Twitter is just the right amount of racist for Trump.

  • The Sentinel

    BAN these sick fuckers. Suspension is for high-schoolers.

  • HZ81

    Britain First – Professional Colorist, Last, it seems.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Nowhereman

    Suspended? How about just banning them. Let them start up their own little platform and try to find a provider to put them on.

  • JCF