Twitter Bans Conservative Commentator

Various media outlets are reporting that Twitter has permanently banned conservative blogger and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulis from its social media platform.

The Wall Street Journal reports the comments by other users, directed at actress Leslie Jones, not comments from Yiannopoulis himself, led to the decision after the two sparred via Twitter. The Journal also added, “A permanent ban, especially of a high-profile user, is unusual for Twitter, which has at times been criticized for how it polices its users.”

Twitter’s ban of Yiannopoulis and the controversy generated by the move come just weeks after another social media giant, Facebook, was forced to meet with conservative leaders in the face of allegations of bias within its own platform.

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