World Bulletin / News Desk
Britain First leader Paul Golding and deputy leader Jayda Fransen’s verified accounts were unavailable as of Monday afternoon. The organization’s main account, @BritainFirstHQ, has also been suspended.
Other right-wing groups such as the English Defence league and Europe’s far-right Generation Identity have also had their accounts permanently suspended.
The social networking service has come under increasing criticism for not doing enough to target online hate speech and abuse and has been accused of providing a platform for such hate groups.
The new terms and conditions, which were leaked in October but announced in November, are part of a two-year campaign to combat and counteract malicious and inappropriate content, according to Chief Executive Jack Dorsey.
The new rules forbid users from affiliating themselves with groups or organizations that promote hate crimes and abuse as well as taking into account offline activity.
Besides forbidding hate speech, Twitter has also prohibited users from using “hateful images or symbols”, and a breach of any of the new rules will lead to a permanent suspension.
“We’ve updated our rules around abuse and hateful conduct as well as violence and physical harm. These changes will be enforced starting December 18,” Twitter said in a statement.
Fransen and her group Britain First attained global attention when U.S. President Donald Trump retweeted a series of anti-Islamic and inflammatory videos she posted last month. She and Golding were held in custody and summoned to court hearings in Belfast earlier this week on charges of hate speech and behavior that was intended to stir up hatred and division.
Police said the suspect, 25-year-old Alek Minassian, was not known to them before Monday's carnage in Canada's most populous city, which also left 15 people injured.
At least 41 Palestinians were martyred by Israeli gunfire on Gaza border since March 30
Talks are expected to tackle the possibility of U.S. troop withdrawal from war-torn Syria
Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming months came as Facebook provided a first-ever look at internal standards used to decide what posts go too far in terms of hateful or threating speech.
John Bolton led Gatestone Institute from 2013 until he took his White House position earlier this month
Attack ‘not part of a wider plot and there is no threat to national security’, says public safety minister
That vote, scheduled to take place at about 5:00 pm (2100 GMT), would not end the nomination, but would put a negative recommendation in the hands of the closely-divided full Senate -- where his approval is not guaranteed.
The company said in a message to customers that the attack was detected on January 14, at a time when the app had 14 million users in the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey, according to the economic news website Arabian Business.
We hope everyone remains fully committed to implementation and long-term preservation, says UN under-secretary-general
Obama, who met with Mandela in 2005 and who made an emotional address at his funeral, will speak at the lecture marking 100 years since the anti-apartheid icon was born.
A total of 41 Gazans have been martyred by Israeli gunfire since March 30
On Thursday, Iraqi F-16 fighter jets struck ISIL positions in Syria
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Turkish Historical Society head cites research from past wars
Palestinian president stresses on 2-state solution to conflict, calls East Jerusalem capital