Twitter blocks Antifa accounts with over 71,000 followers
Twitter banned several popular Antifa accounts with more than 71,000 followers after the inauguration day unrest.
At least four accounts associated with the militant group went offline – @JewishWorker, @RevAbolition, @RevAbolitionNYC, and @TheBaseBK, the account for the anarchist center in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Archived web pages of the accounts show they shared more than 71,000 followers and were dated back in 2012.
“Account blocked” because of violating the Twitter rules is now on their pages.
Antifa Sacramento railed against the base’s suspension on his own Twitter.
“Our comrades at The Base (@TheBasebk), an anarchist social center in Brooklyn, NY that has been in existence for 9 years, have now taken this Twitter thing seriously. When they reached a platform of 17,000 supporters, they were pushing a very specific line in which politics was never blurred. Today Twitter closed his account and now there is a void. “ The group tweeted on Thursday.
“The basis was the same on Twitter as in the liberation struggle. As anarchists, they take a stand and never hesitate. It’s inspiring. And we encourage everyone to check their website now and regularly. Http://thebasebk.org Solidarity forever! “
The suspensions were first reported by Andy Ngowho runs the conservative blog The Post Millennial.
Twitter didn’t immediately return an email.
Members of Antifa – the far-left group behind numerous riots in recent months – raided the streets of Seattle, smashed the historic Starbucks and burned an American flag on the night of President Biden’s inauguration.
They also marched through Portland, Oregon with a banner that read “WE DO NOT WANT COMMANDMENTS – WE WANT REVENGE!”
Twitter cracked down on accounts held by extremist groups and accounts spreading conspiracy theories following the January 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol.
Since then, more than 70,000 QAnon-related accounts have been deleted.
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