The new Twitter guidelines came after some charged that the social media platform was not doing enough to protect those who have been harmed by abusive or hate speech, The Guardian reported.
But those on the left fear Twitter has gone too far by allowing members of the far right to use it to spread a message they deem to be hateful. In August, social media networks began removing white nationalists after hundreds gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, and one of them was charged with murdering a 32-year-old woman by running her down in a vehicle.
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British Minister of State for Digital Matthew Hancock tweeted that the account suspensions were a "good step forward" for Twitter.
That would seemingly give President Trump carte blanche to continue his threats against "the little rocket man", and to continue promoting violent xenophobic videos favored by far-right extremists, even when they've been disproven as fake news. Hateful imagery, including swastikas, will be considered "sensitive media", and not immediately displayed as part of the changes to "related content". The company went on to explain that its new policy includes any abusive language in the profile information of an account (in addition to applying to language used in tweets). "We consider hateful imagery to be logos, symbols or images whose goal is to promote hostility and malice against others based on their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity/national origin".
Britain First leader Paul Golding, 35, and deputy leader Jayda Fransen, 31, are both facing charges in Belfast.
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The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the attack in Afghanistan's capital. Initial reports indicate the attackers were wearing police uniforms, he added.
The company declined to specify what others or how many were removed.
James Fields Jr., accused of running down Heather Heyer during a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, was photographed carrying a shield from Vanguard America, which was banned from Twitter on Monday.
The so-called alt-right, a coalition born online that combines racism, white nationalism, anti-feminism and populism in its politics and meme-driven trolling of others, has for months been building alternatives to Twitter and other social media sites due to increased crackdowns on hate speech and ideology. The company also now bans accounts affiliated with "organizations that use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes".
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"This policy does not apply to military or government entities and we will consider exceptions for groups that are now engaging in (or have engaged in) peaceful resolution".