London Evening Standard
January 31, 2020
Katie Hopkins has been temporarily locked out of her Twitter account after anti-hate campaigners called for her to be removed from the site.
A group of campaigners including Countdown host Rachel Riley said it met with representatives from the social network on Wednesday and urged them to carry out a “full review” of her account, which has 1.1 million followers.
Her account has now been locked for violating the site’s hateful conduct policy. Although the account is still in existence, all of her tweets have been deleted, apart from one retweet in which she was accused of inciting racial hatred towards rapper Stormzy.
It read: “If Katie Hopkins’ latest tweets on Stormzy don’t constitute incitement to racial hatred I really don’t know what does. She is a criminal. @Twitter needs to act”.
STATEMENT: We are pleased that @Twitter appears to have taken action against Katie Hopkins, following our discussions with them this week.
We hope they now remove her from their platform and continue to demonstrate the will to act. pic.twitter.com/iFwCQSJqTd
— Center for Countering Digital Hate (@CCDHate) January 30, 2020
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