Twitter suspends alt-right accounts Jessica Guynn , USA TODAY 10:33 a.m. EST November 16, 2016

Twitter released a new set of tools on Tuesday that could finally stop the unregulated craziness that happens on Twitter. The ‘Mute Words’ feature gives the user the ability to mute certain words, phrases, hashtags, emojis, or usernames. USA TODAY NETWORK

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter suspended a number of accounts associated with the alt-right movement, the same day the social media service said it would crack down on hate speech.

Among those suspended was Richard Spencer, who runs an alt-right think tank and had a verified account on Twitter.

The alt-right, a loosely organized group that espouses white nationalism, emerged as a counterpoint to mainstream conservatism and has flourished online. Spencer has said he wants blacks, Asians, Hispanics and Jews removed from the U.S…. [read more]

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