‘Euphemism for censorship’? Twitter permanently bans Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft for violations of ‘civic integrity policy’
The founder and editor of the right-wing Gateway Pundit website has been permanently banned from Twitter, leaving the liberal left “thrilled” and conservatives wondering who will be silenced next.
The @gatewaypundit Twitter handle belonging to Jim Hoft with more than 375,000 followers was abruptly banned on Saturday night. “The account was permanently suspended for repeated violations of our civic integrity policy,” a Twitter spokesperson confirmed in a brief statement.
I don’t agree with Twitter banning people for sharing posts with people that chose to follow us…
It’s not like we’re making people who don’t follow us read our posts…
Twitter’s “community guidelines” are a euphemism for censorship
— SIGMA ALDO (@HindlesKitchen) February 7, 2021
Twitter did not clarify what kind of violation has become the last straw, as the account seemed not very active recently, while the conservative publication itself has long faced criticism from the left for pushing “lies” and “conspiracies.”
That’s a full blown banning. Jim Hoft and his team have been among the few in conservative who still have the guts to call out voter fraud.
One by one the remaining dissenters will be removed.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) February 7, 2021
“Oh shit they got my boss,” tweeted journalist and the Pundit contributor Cassandra Fairbanks. In response to ‘You’re next!’ threats she quipped that from now on she will be careful not to wrongthing and will only tweet the opposite of what she means.
Liberals are great. Biden won fairly. They totally don’t want us all dead.
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) February 6, 2021
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Thrilled to see the Gateway Pundit has been suspended.
— 💭 (@samthielman) February 7, 2021
— Gregg Housh (@GreggHoush) February 7, 2021