Twitter suspends populist politician Geert Wilders
Twitter temporarily suspended the account of PVV leader Geert Wilders, due to a tweet he posted about the D66, according to screenshots tweeted by other PVV members. The company informed the anti-Islam, populist politician that he violated their "rules against hateful conduct".
Wilders is outraged. "Unbelievable, a Twitter block for criticizing [D66 leader Rob] Jetten", Wilders said to NOS. "Temporarily with the threat added that it can be made permanent. Senders of death threats to me are often tolerated by Twitter, but a factual tweet from me about a colleague is not. Madness."
The tweet in question has since been removed from Wilders' account. According to NOS, this may have been one of Twitter's requirements to get the account reactivated.
Translated from Dutch, the tweet read: "Let's always stand up against the D66 dorks who leave the borders open and import more and more Islam only to then cry crocodile tears about the consequences such as anti-Semitism, honor killings, female circumcision, terrorism and hatred."
Twitter blockt @geertwilderspvv maar hij zal nooit stoppen de waarheid te spreken! pic.twitter.com/jyH1BHMdJa— Fleur Agema (@FleurAgemaPVV) May 31, 2019