Twitter Suspends Conservative Comedian Steven Crowder

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

Conservative comedian Steven Crowder was suspended by Twitter on Wednesday for allegedly violating the site’s “hateful conduct” terms.

According to screenshots posted on Crowder’s blog, Twitter initially suspended his account for 12 hours for posting a video where an intern crashes an LGBT meet-up at SxSW and pretends to identify as a computer.

Crowder said he assumed his account was suspended because the video did not bleep out the word “faggot,” but when the video was re-uploaded with the word bleeped, his account was suspended for an additional seven days.

“Reminder, the video has soft bleeps, information blurred,” the blog post about the suspension states. “Twitter still suspended three accounts of our studio team, for daring to share the content. At all.”

Conservatives on Twitter are rallying behind Crowder with the hashtag “#FreeCrowder,” insisting that the suspension is further proof of Twitter’s bias against conservatives on its platform. (RELATED:Twitter Blocks The Alt-Right, Allows Racist Death Threats To Ajit Pai)

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