Katie Hopkins outrage: Controversial tweeter is suspended for 'offensive' Stormzy comments

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Katie Hopkins outrage: Controversial tweeter is suspended for 'offensive' Stormzy comments

Hopkin’s removal from the site comes after campaigners including Countdown host Rachel Riley, demanded she be removed from the social media provider, after meeting with Twitter representatives at the Centre for Countering Digital Hate campaign group in a call to prevent Hopkins’ online presence. 

Ms Riley wrote: “If Katie Hopkins’ latest tweets on Stormzy don’t constitute incitement to racial hatred I really don’t know what does. She is a criminal. @twitter needs to act.” 

CEO Imran Ahmed told iNews: “We are pleased that preliminary action appears to have been taken by Twitter against the identity-based hate actor, Katie Hopkins, following productive discussions with Twitter’s UK office,” said CEO Imran Ahmed.

“There is a long road ahead before social media is made safe for dialogue, information exchange and the formation and maintenance of relationships.

“We believe social media can empower the world to be even better, but handing megaphones to hate actors is irresponsible and dangerous.”

Ms Hopkins is known for her controversial views and had more than 1 million followers on Twitter.

She has been re-tweeted by President Trump on more than one occasion and gained herself a global audience.

There has been a mixed response from Twitter users to Ms Hopkins removal from the site.

One said: “I find it hilarious anyone is talking about Twitter censorship being an outrage only now Katie Hopkins has been banned for being the absolute worst. Twitter has been censoring all of you for years, you just didn’t notice.”

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