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Medium suspends accounts of popular far-right commenters

Medium is cracking down too.

Feb 21, 2018, 2:46 pm*

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David Covucci 

David Covucci

As Twitter users on the far-right got up in arms over the suspension of bots that decreased their number of followers, another online platform took a harder stance against members of the conservative media.

Leading members of the far-right media ecosystem like Mike Cernovich, Laura Loomer, and Jack Posobiec had their Medium accounts suspended today, according to the Outline.

The suspensions were first noted by Twitter user Nathan Bernard.

According to the Outline, it was likely a Feb. 7 update to their “Medium Rules” is the likely reason behind these users getting the boot.

In a section on Related Content, Medium announced it could suspend users for content they post outside of Medium.

“We do not allow posts or accounts that engage in on-platform, off-platform, or cross-platform campaigns of targeting, harassment, hate speech, violence, or disinformation. We may consider off-platform actions in assessing a Medium account, and restrict access or availability to that account.”

When reached for comment, on the matter, Medium said it did not discuss actions taken with individual accounts.

Read the Outline’s story here.

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*First Published: Feb 21, 2018, 2:06 pm