Carl Benjamin

Twitter to Verify Politicians – Except the Ones Who Have Been Banned

Twitter said it will verify the accounts of all politicians competing in congressional and gubernatorial elections in 2020, with verification beginning this week. However, this will not apply to accounts that have previously been suspended, like FL-21 GOP primary candidate Laura Loomer. According to Twitter, politicians that have been permanently suspended will not be reinstated, verified or labeled.

Laura Loomer protests Twitter

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)