Ex-English Defence League leader, Tommy Robinson also known as Stephen Yaxley-Lennon has had his Twitter account permanently banned after he ‘allegedly’ violated the the platform’s policy on hateful conduct.
Tommy had his Twitter account suspending early this month but had it reactivated.
BBC reported that Tommy Robinson’s access to his Twitter account has been revoked permanently.
In 2013 Tommy Robinson had quit the English Defence League but, carried on with his views through other sources. He runs his own YouTube channel called Rebel Media and his Facebook fan page along with a website.
His Twitter account has roughly 413,000 followers before it was permanently revoked.
Twitter’s policy for hateful conduct reads: “You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability or serious disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.”
The social media firm adds: “Freedom of expression means little if voices are silenced because people are afraid to speak up. We do not tolerate behaviour that harasses, intimidates or uses fear to silence another person’s voice.”