Carl Benjamin

Twitter Bans British Political Candidates Ahead of European Elections

Twitter is meddling in the upcoming European elections. The social network recently banned the campaign pages of prominent UKIP candidate Carl Benjamin (a.k.a “Sargon of Akkad”) and Tommy Robinson, an adviser to UKIP leader Gerard Batten and independent candidate in the upcoming European elections in Britain.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Far-right figurehead Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon addresses supporters outside the Old Bailey on October 23, 2018 in London, England. The Former English Defence League leader and British National Party member is facing a re-trial on charges of contempt. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)