Twitter Bans Katie Hopkins

Twitter Banned

Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) was permanently banned from Twitter for “abuse and hateful conduct.” The account had more than 1.1 million followers. Twitter did not give a specific reason or cite a specific tweet, but the platform did issue the following statement:

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 was temporarily suspended about six months prior after activists demanded Twitter take action against her account. Her blue check verification was removed several hours before being permanently banned.

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. Heavy "'Apprentice' Star Katie Hopkins Permanently Banned on Twitter for Abusive Conduct" by Emily Bicks (19 Jun 2020)
  2. Sky News "Katie Hopkins permanently banned by Twitter for breaking 'abuse and hate' rules" by Chris Robertson (19 Jun 2020)