David Duke, white supremacist and former grand wizard of the infamous Ku Klux Klan, has seen his Twitter account closed this Friday. Without surprise, these are his words of hate that have earned him this punishment happens after the closure of his YouTube channel.
David Duke, the activist, white supremacist and former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, has seen his Twitter account permanently closed last Friday, according to CNet. It has been pinned for violating the regulations “the content that is hateful”; a motif that flows from the source knowing the history of the “KKK”, organization supremacist, openly racist at the origin of many abuses against Blacks throughout its sinister history.
This banishment occurs in a context that is especially tense, still not defused since the death of George Floyd on the 25th of may. Since then, the population and the political class call regularly to social networks and urge them to take their responsibilities with regard to the moderation of the racist content, and, more generally called “hateful” on these platforms.
Social networks in the first line
Regularly accused of being lax on these issues, the staff of these different social networks is engaged in a number of tightrope particularly perilous, perched on a wire with one hand, the respect for freedom of expression and the other, the fundamental rights of human beings. It is already for the same reasons that the platform with the blue bird is engaged in a bras de fer over the long term with the us President, Donald Trump, some of whose tweets are regularly moderated due to their content deemed to be hateful. It is also for these same reasons that YouTube had decided to close the chain of which was the “Grand Sorcerer” (the title given to the leader of the organization) from 1974 to 1978. Richard Spencer, head honcho of the”alt-right” that puts the us policy of fire and blood, had been entitled to the same sanction. The phenomenon is not confined to the lands of Uncle Sam as the chains of Dieudonné or Alain Soral are also passed to the hatch.