Connoisseurs of bad right-wing takes will now have to seek out Hoft in his own internet lair, now that he cannot use Twitter to amplify his outré fabulism. Another right-wing conspiracy theorist, Wayne Allyn Root, was also booted from Twitter:
The Gateway Pundit has been booted from Twitter. pic.twitter.com/gwydYQQOtM— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 6, 2021
Root isn't quite the troglodyte as Hoft is, but he peddles in the sort of conspiracy theories that inspired the MAGA raid on the Capitol... no sci-fi stories about leftwing commandos wielding deadly soup cans, though. I don't know why Twitter is going after high profile right-wing conspiracy theorists, possibly because of fears of lawsuits, or, less likely, a genuine civic virtue that eschews outright falsehoods. It's a welcome change of policy, after so many years of disinformation from one particular source that I don't even hsve to name.
It appears conspiracy theorist radio host Wayne Allyn Root was suspended from Twitter permanently pic.twitter.com/hwY1rfUdDV— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) February 7, 2021