Twitter has permanently banned the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, David Duke, from its platform.
Mr Duke has a long history of vile antisemitic views and is a prominent white supremacist.
Twitter’s decision comes a month after YouTube banned the far-right racist. It also comes after a global walkout from Twitter earlier this week to protest its failure to address antisemitic hatred on its website.
A spokesperson for Campaign Against Antisemitism said: “Twitter has done the right thing by banning arch antisemite and prominent racist David Duke. But why on earth has it taken this long? Yet again Twitter has been slow to act on cases that are not remotely borderline. However, if the 48-hour global boycott earlier this week has brought about a culture change at Twitter, that is to be welcomed, and hopefully the former Grand Wizard is only the first of many Jew-haters to be booted from Twitter.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism continues its robust engagement with social media companies over the content that they enable to be published, and we continue to make representations to the Government in this connection.