Twitter permanently banned an Antifa group on Wednesday, while right-leaning users prohibited under former leadership continue to be restored to the platform.
“A local Texas ANTIFA group @EFJBGC has been permanently suspended from Twitter for Hateful Conduct after showing up armed outside of a Transgender Storytime for Kids in Denton, TX,” tweeted Taylor Hanson, a Texas-based journalist.
The extremist group wore all-black uniforms, including balaclavas, to hide their identities and held AR-15 pattern rifles.
Some are speculating an Antifa purge is afoot, as changes on the platform occur almost daily.
Since last week, several other Antifa members have pleaded guilty or been sentenced to various charges stemming from the six months-long Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and riots across the US in 2020.
James Lindsay, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Donald Trump and Jordan Peterson are among those who’ve had their accounts restored over the past two weeks.
COVID-19 vaccine critics Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone remain banned. McCullough, who had over 500,000 followers on Twitter, was suspended for violating the platform’s terms and services agreement for posting concerns about the COVID vaccines just days before Elon Musk took ownership.
On the other hand, a documentary released this week called Died Suddenly, which was critical of the COVID vaccines, has been advertised on Twitter. It likely would have been banned before Musk took ownership, or hit with a misinformation warning label.
Musk continues to tweet updates about changes and polls for users to partake in about possible changes to the site. One such vote led to Trump’s account being reinstated.
On Wednesday, Musk asked users if he should restore every banned account.
“Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?” he asked.
With one hour left for the poll to close, the “yes” were winning with more than 72%.