Laura Loomer: Alt-right commentator chains herself to Twitter HQ after being banned but gives up after two hours

Laura Loomer: Alt-right commentator chains herself to Twitter HQ after being banned but gives up after two hoursLaura Loomer, a far-right conspiracy theorist and activist, handcuffed herself to the front door of Twitter’s headquarters in New York City on Thursday, after she was banned from the platform for hate speech. The 25-year-old was permanently banned from the social media platform on 21 November after she posted a tweet attacking Ilhan Omar, an incoming congresswoman who is Muslim. Ms Loomer’s tweet, which accused the politician of being “anti Jewish” and supporting sharia law, was deemed by Twitter to have violated the company’s rules against hateful conduct.



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