Katie Hopkins is a Trump supporter.
But it is of course pure coindicence that she is being banned 5 months before the election. The real reason is that after all these years of her not being banned, they’ve just now realized how truly hateful she is.
Twitter has permanently suspended the account of right-wing British media personality Katie Hopkins, who had amassed over a million followers and was retweeted by US President Donald Trump.
“Keeping Twitter safe is a top priority for us. Abuse and hateful conduct have no place on our service, and we will continue to take action when our rules are broken,” the social media company said in a statement on Friday.
Hopkins was banned from the platform shortly after complaining that her blue-check verified status had been removed. The company claimed the Briton violated their “hateful conduct policy,” but did not specify which particular tweets led to her ban.
Hopkins, who previously starred on Donald Trump’s television series ‘The Apprentice,’ made a name for herself through her conservative views on immigration, Islam, and other issues.
Iman Atta, director of Tell MAMA, an organization that monitors online Islamophobia, refused to praise Twitter for its action, accusing the company of acting too slowly in Hopkins’ case. “We’re not going to pat Twitter on the back and thank them for removing the account of Hopkins. They kept that account open to generate more gusto and discussions on their platform. So they used her and she used them. These mendacious relationships need to end,” Atta said.
Hopkins had also been critical of the Black Lives Matter movement, and sparked outrage with a number of tweets, including one from Wednesday, stating, “Today is #whiteoutWednesday. I will shortly be posting a picture of my arse. Thank you.”
The tweet was a satirical dig at the #blackoutTuesday initiative, which encouraged celebrities, and activists to post a black square to their social media accounts to raise awareness of BLM.
Yes, you see?
This was all completely unrelated to her support for Donald Trump. Many more Trump supporters will no doubt need to be banned on social media right now, due to their opposition to a cultural revolution that only evil people support.
Maybe if Trump supporters weren’t evil, they could be allowed to support Donald Trump. However, only evil people support Donald Trump. So they need to be silenced. Because their words are an act of violence against oppressed communities of color, and social media mega monopolies are finally taking a stand against their hatred for the color of the skin.
The fact that this is going to have a major effect on the election is unfortunate for democracy, but sometimes, you have to shut down democracy in order to protect black bodies.