July 31, 2020 at 12:05 PM EDT
Former KKK leader David Duke permanently banned from Twitter
Avowed white supremacist David Duke has been permanently banned from Twitter for repeated violations of the social media platform’s rules on hate speech.
The former Ku Klux Klan leader and onetime Louisiana legislator’s most recent tweets included a link to an interview he conducted with Holocaust denier Germar Rudolf. Other posts promised to expose the “systemic racism lie” and the “incitement of violence against white people” by Jewish-owned media, and misinformation about the danger and spread of the coronavirus.
“People who refuse the mask are the real heroes,” he tweeted.
Duke, who endorsed President Trump, was banned from YouTube in June. The company confirmed the move Thursday evening.
By Jacob Bogage and Eugene Scott