Milo Yiannopoulos, rightwing writer, permanently banned from Twitter
Breitbart writer, who tweeted as @Nero, handed permanent suspension after claims he fanned flames of social media attack on Ghostbusters Leslie Jones
Twitter has permanently banned a rightwing novelist and notorious troll for his role in the online abuse of Leslie Jones over her role in the Ghostbusters reboot.
Milo Yiannopoulos, the technology editor for Breitbart.com, tweeted as @Nero. Before he was banned, he had more than 338,000 adherents and called himself the most fabulous supervillain on the internet for his provocations online.
A known contrarian who likened rape culture to Harry Potter( both fiction) and affectionately referred to Donald Trump as daddy, he emerged as a spokesman for the alt-right in the wake of the Gamergate movement.
Yiannopoulos has been suspended from Twitter several times in the past for infringing its terms of service, and had his verified status rescinded earlier this year, inspiring the hashtag #JeSuisMilo among his supporters.