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Friday Purge: Twitter Deplatforms Gavin McInnes and Proud Boys Accounts

Gavin McInnes is surrounded by supporters after speaking at a rally Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Twitter on Friday suspended accounts of the right-wing group Proud Boys and its founder, actor/writer/comedian Gavin McInnes, for violating its policy on “violent extremist groups.” To the delight of the far-left — including antifa — Twitter also took down several accounts associated with the Proud Boys organization.

Rufio Panman, in case you didn’t know, is sort of a legend in right-wing circles because of his athletic prowess against antifa in the protest arena.

McInnes is a co-founder of Vice Media, and in addition to being a host at Conservative Review, is the host of “The Gavin McInnes Show” on Compound Media and a contributor for The Rebel Media and Taki’s Magazine. He has also been a frequent guest on Fox News. He founded the Proud Boys in 2016.

The suspensions came ahead of the Unite the Right 2 rally scheduled for this Sunday in Washington, D.C. The media routinely repeats SPLC disinformation, including their claim that the Proud Boys were “present at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.” The Proud Boys, however, officially disavowed the rally months before it happened.

McInnes also strongly disavowed the Unite the Right 2 rally:

The suspensions came as the Left has pressured social media companies to deplatform conservatives they don’t like.

FarLeftWatch and others pointed out the double standard of right-wing brawlers getting deplatformed while violent left-wing thugs are left alone.

Prison Planet’s Alex Jones, who incredibly still maintains a Twitter account, weighed in on the bannings:

FarLeftWatch had advice for those who want to be safe on Twitter: