Jan 30, 2020 - Technology

Twitter suspends Katie Hopkins' account

Conservative commentator Katie Hopkins

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Twitter suspended Thursday the account of far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins, who President Trump has occasionally retweeted, The Independent reports.

The state of play: Hopkins built a media persona around making extreme Islamophobic and racist comments. The decision to lock her account, which Twitter said was due to a violation of its hateful conduct policy, came after Channel 4 host and anti-racism campaigner Rachel Riley met with representatives from the social media giant to advocate for her ban from the platform.

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