March 7, 2017 4:12 am -

Twitter remains a cesspool of racism and hatred, which makes this what Joe Biden would call a BFD:

On Monday, Twitter suspended the account of David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, Louisiana state representative, and 2016 Senate candidate. Duke has been called the “most recognizable figure of the American radical right,” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups.

Duke was a known provocateur on the social media platform where he often tweeted in support of President Donald Trump. In recent weeks he attacked actor Chris Evans, who is white, for appearing in pictures with women of color. He also sparred with TV host Anthony Bourdain.

Problem is, it was a mere “time out.”

Twitter users attempting to view Duke’s tweets Monday morning were instead greeted with a message that his account had been suspended. It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the move, but Duke’s account was reinstated after just a few hours.

Duke, a former imperial wizard in the white supremacist group, tweeted his return to Twitter, saying he didn’t know the reason for his account’s suspension.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.