Twitter has confirmed the temporary suspension of the account of a controversial rightwing commentator named Katie Hopkins. She was a former MailOnline columnist as well as a presenter on LBC radio. She is also a veteran of social media platforms and joined Twitter a decade ago. Since them, she has been using this social platform to amplify her brand of far-right leaning and liberal baiting politics. She regularly tweets on anti-Islam and anti-immigration sentiments and recently has claimed that the white British people are now being discriminated against the minority.
It isn’t clear which of her tweets actually led Twitter to pull that trigger, though she recently targeted black British rapper named Stormzy in a series of her abusive tweets. In a statement, Twitter, after confirming the suspension of the account, told that – Keeping Twitter safe was the most important issue to them, and abuse and harassment don’t have any place on the service. Also, they take action against the accounts that violate their rules. The rules are equal for everyone who is using their service.
At the time of that tweet, her account was still visible, though all but one of the tweets has been removed. It isn’t still clear whether Hopkins deleted her own tweets or not. Twitter also pointed out that users may choose to remove their tweets at any time. However, two of her non-visible tweets are listed as – “no longer available for violating Twitter rules.”
Her remaining visible tweet is the retweet of another user who is accusing her of the inciting racial hatred that contains a screengrab of the number of the abusive tweets that Katie Hopkins targeted Stormzy.