In addition, the micro-blogging platform's rules on violence and physical harm will be broadened to cover "accounts that affiliate with organizations that use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes" and groups that fall under this category will be those that "identify as such or engage in activity-both on and off the platform". In August, social media networks began removing white nationalists after hundreds gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, and one of them was charged with murdering a 32-year-old woman by running her down in a vehicle.
Though the suspensions sparked outrage among far-right groups, Twitter's move was anything but sudden.
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Mr Dorsey said the site had "mistakenly pointed to the wrong reason" the videos remained online, with the company adding its current media policy had not been violated, but would "continue to re-evaluate and examine our policies as the world around us evolves". No such symbols or imagery will be allowed on people's profiles. It's also classifying hateful imagery like logos, symbols, or images that are used to promote hostility against others based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity as "sensitive media".
The Twitter account of Britain First's Jayda Fransen was suspended in what has been dubbed the "Twitter purge". Those videos disappeared from Trump's Twitter timeline Monday, as the group's deputy leader was banned as well.
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The company declined to specify what others or how many were removed. She called Britain First a "hateful organization" and that it was "very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do".
James Fields Jr., accused of running down Heather Heyer during a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, was photographed carrying a shield from Vanguard America, which was banned from Twitter on Monday.
Several far-right Twitter users wondered aloud if the company would treat members of antifa - a militarized far-left anti-racist group that monitors and exposes local neo-Nazis, organizes protests to oppose white supremacist demonstrations and believes in using violence and extreme measures to fight back against fascism and the rise of white supremacy - the same as far-right groups.
"This policy does not apply to military or government entities and we will consider exceptions for groups that are now engaging in (or have engaged in) peaceful resolution".
Twitter said it had decided not to categorise the US Confederate flag as hateful imagery, citing its place in history.