Twitter permanently suspends account of controversial British columnist Katie Hopkins
By Melissa Mahtani, CNN
(CNN) Twitter has permanently suspended the account of extreme right-wing British columnist Katie Hopkins for violating its hateful conduct policy.
A spokesperson for Twitter would not elaborate on the exact tweets or content that had violated their policy, simply saying:
“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. In this case, the account has been permanently suspended for violations of our Hateful Conduct policy.”
Hopkins is well known for her anti-immigrant views and was previously suspended from Twitter for a week in January.
She initially found fame in 2007 as a contestant on the UK’s “The Apprentice” TV show, a game show modeled on the US program of the same name that starred Donald Trump. Hopkins subsequently became a conservative commentator, and her controversial views on immigration and Islam have regularly made headlines across the UK.