Katie Hopkins permanently banned from twitter for "hateful conduct"
Updated: Jul 10, 2020
Katie Hopkins is permanently banned from Twitter for “hateful conduct”, the social media firm has confirmed.
The former reality TV star has displayed history of pro-Trump, pro-Brexit and anti-immigration views on her Twitter account.
A Twitter spokesperson said: "Keeping Twitter safe is a top priority for us – abuse and hateful conduct have no place on our service and we will continue to take action when our rules are broken.
"In this case, the account has been permanently suspended for violations of our hateful conduct policy."
Hopkins’ account has previously been temporarily suspended but later reactivated.
Katie Hopkins has been heavily criticised in the past for her comments, including comparing migrants to cockroaches and claiming the photograph of a dead Syrian boy lying on a beach was staged.
She has also criticised footballer Marcus Rashford, following his successful campaign to continue free school meals.
She tweeted: "Dear Marcus Rashford, do you think women should think about how they are going to feed a child before they decide to have it?
"I do not want to pay to feed other people’s kids. You are welcome to. Thank you, Katie Hopkins."
Hopkins suspension comes after a petition calling for her to be removed from the platform passed 70,000 signatures.