Friday, August 26, 2016

Why was Milo Yiannoupoulos Banned from Twitter

Milo Yiannopoulos was finally banned on Twitter following a spat with Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones.

After a heated exchange on the platform, some of Yiannopoulos`s followers who generally hail from the alt right and engage in trolling campaigns, began to send Jones abusive messages, some of a racial nature.

According to Buzzfeed, a Twitter spokesman stated that “People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter,” before stating “But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others.”

Yiannopoulos, who has seen his popularity skyrocketed in recent months and is not one to shy away from controversy, promptly taking to CNBC to declare "I`m not responsible for what other people post on the internet" adding "It`s preposterous to suggest that a public figure, an entertainment personality or a prominent journalist is responsible for what other people post on the internet"

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