Twitter on Saturday blocked several accounts associated with the right-wing extremist Identitarian movement, including the profile of its leader, Martin Sellner from Austria, and its German branch.
The profiles now read: “Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules.”
The suspension, which has been in place since Friday, also affected accounts in France, Italy, Denmark and Britain.
Twitter confirmed the suspension to German broadcaster ARD and said the accounts were taken down for glorifying terrorism and violence.
Germany’s Identitarian movement account had about 30,000 followers, while Sellner had nearly 40,000.
The movement is strongly against multicultural societies and spreads right-wing extremist conspiracy theories.
Facebook and Instagram banned the group from their platforms long ago, although Identitarian members’ profiles still exist on YouTube.
Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/Donald Ugwu (NAN)
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