Milo Yiannopoulos has been suspended from Twitter. This time, he’s been told, it’s permanent.
Milo is a gay conservative journalist and activist, and he’s become the de facto leader of the new "Alt Right" movement.
He’s the type of person who says controversial things just because he has the right to do so.
But now, he’s finished on Twitter altogether. So what did Milo do?
It was surprisingly tame, really.
Actress and comedian Leslie Jones, who performs on "Saturday Night Live" and stars in the new all-female "Ghostbusters" movie, complained on Twitter that she was receiving hateful and racist messages.
And she was. Some of the things being directed at her were horrible and mean.
But the hateful messages were not coming from Milo, they were coming from anonymous trolls.
I'll walk you through exactly what happened, leading to Milo's ban.
Twitter allows ISIS terrorists to post images of murder and push recruitment videos, lets dictators to post propaganda, allows messages inciting violence from Black Lives Matter activists — and yet, a gay conservative provocateur is not allowed to tease a Hollywood celebrity.
Twitter is a privately-run, publicly-traded company, and its only job is to make money for its shareholders. That’s fine.
But as it cracks down on conservatives, it will just continue to lose its relevance.
Twitter has failed to grow, it’s failed to raise more money, and it’s slowly going the way of Friendster, MySpace and Google Plus.
I’m not sure how much longer it will be around.
Milo Yiannopolous, on the hand, isn’t going anywhere. If anything, this is just going to boost his profile and grow his audience.
Shame on Twitter.
Milo: Keep doing your thing.