Twitter bans ex-KKK leader David Duke
Twitter has definitively banned white nationalist David Duke for repeatedly violating his “hateful conduct” rules.
The social network changed its policy in March and no longer allows people to share links to articles that include “heinous content” or incite violence.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an anti-hate organization, describes Duke as “perhaps America’s best known racist and anti-Semite”.
It was banned from YouTube in June.
Duke’s latest tweet was connected to an interview he had conducted with Germar Rudolf, who had been convicted of denying the Holocaust in Germany, where it is a crime.
His penultimate tweet promised to expose the “lie of systemic racism”, while another claimed to expose “incitement to violence against whites” by Jewish-owned media.
Duke founded the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in the 70s.
He pleaded guilty to tax fraud in 2002 and spent a year in an American prison.