Wednesday, May 22, 2024
No menu items!
HomeTechnologyKatie Hopkins and Tommy Robinson return to X - years after their...

Katie Hopkins and Tommy Robinson return to X – years after their Twitter accounts were banned

Katie Hopkins and Tommy Robinson have had their accounts reinstated on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Hopkins, a controversial commentator and former The Apprentice contestant, had been permanently banned from the social network in 2020 for breaching its rules on “abuse and harmful contact”.

And Robinson, former leader of the far-right English Defence League, had his account deactivated in 2018.

Hopkins first post on the platform since 2020 read: “Thank you @elonmusk. And thank you to all the Twitter family who have brought Tommy & I back to @X.

“Know this. You are not alone. We are many. And we are stronger together. The fight back for your freedom is on.”

Read more:
Musk’s tumultuous first year owning X
X tests making new users pay to post

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Twitter sign removed in ‘X’ rebrand

Robinson’s return post was a clip from the video for David Hasselhoff’s 1989 song Looking For Freedom – with his own face superimposed over the Baywatch star’s.

More on Katie Hopkins

  • Katie Hopkins

    COVID-19: Katie Hopkins arrives in the UK after being deported from Australia

  • The far-right commentator is no longer appearing on Big Brother. File pic

    Katie Hopkins: Australia orders far-right British commentator to be deported after ‘appalling’ behaviour while in quarantine

  • Katie Hopkins on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

    Katie Hopkins permanently banned by Twitter for breaking ‘abuse and hate’ rules

In later posts he thanked X owner Elon Musk, adding: “I’ve been censored, attacked, slandered & imprisoned for shining a light on uncomfortable truths that our government wish to hide, the public are now aware I was telling the truth. We have lots to do.”

See also  Reddit’s only free iOS app icons are ugly now

Hopkins has more than 950,000 followers on X, while Robinson has about 332,000.

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular