Katie Hopkins has been permanently suspended from Twitter for breaking the platform’s rules on hate speech, the social media giant has confirmed.
The former Apprentice star turned far-right commentator had more than one million followers on the platform.
Hopkins has sparked outrage on numerous occasions in recent years with comments on race, religion and immigration – which had led to her becoming the subject of a petition urging Twitter to remove her from the site.
In a statement, a Twitter spokesman said Hopkins’ account had been shut down for breaking the site’s rules around hateful content.
Twitter has permanently suspended the account of an extreme right-wing British columnist. Katie Hopkins, the columnist in question, was been banned for violating its hateful conduct policy. A spokesperson for Twitter would not elaborate on the exact tweets or content she had violated. "Keeping Twitter safe is a top priority for us - abuse and hateful conduct have no place on our service and we will continue to take action when our Rules are broken.
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