The far-right Golden Dawn party of Greece had their account suspended following Twitter’s crackdown on conduct.
While no statement has been released from the social media giant, reasons for suspending accounts include spam and abusive tweets and behaviour such as hateful conduct and other security issues.
Last year Twitter enforced new rules to reduce abusive and hateful conduct including “Accounts that affiliate with organizations that use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes,” Twitter said in a statement, also adding that groups included in this policy include those “that identify as such or engage in activity – both on and off the platform – that promotes violence.”
The Party is known for their extreme political views, and in 2013 the party’s leader Nikolaos Mihaloliakos and other senior members were arrested on charges of founding a criminal organisation amid a police investigation of the murder an anti-fascist rapper by a Golden Dawn supporter.
Ekathemerini reported the group reacted to the suspension, claiming it was orchestrated by “the entangled news media and the corrupt political power which is controlled by the new world order.”
The Group’s YouTube account and website remain active at this point.