Tommy Robinson banned from Twitter

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Tommy Robinson ex leader of the English Defence League has been banned from Twitter.

His account is marked as “suspended”, but the BBC has learned that the american society has decided to revoke permanently his access.

Twitter declined to comment, but it is understood that the decision was taken after Mr. Robinson was found to have violated his “hateful conduct” policy.

He had temporarily suspended the activist several times.

Mr Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, left the EDL in 2013.

More recently, Twitter has blocked its account for a week at the beginning of the month of March.

He said at the time that the reason was that he had posted that “90% of grooming gang convictions are Muslims.”

The social network had removed his blue verification tick four months earlier.

Mr. Robinson @TRobinsonNewEra has approximately 413,000 followers by the time it was blocked.

In addition, Twitter has acted against another account – @tommysnewspage – which has also been associated with the 35-year-old.

Mr. Robinson continues to operate a Facebook page, a YouTube account and a personal website.