Columnist Blamed for Vile Attacks on 'Ghostbusters' Star Leslie Jones Is Banned From Twitter
Technology editor and conservative, Milo Yiannopoulos, has been barred from the microblogging site after Jones pointed out that he was accused of orchestrating the vicious remarks about her.
Yiannopoulos spoke to Inside Edition at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, where he said: "Am I responsible for what every else does on Twitter? No!"
He added: "I didn't tweet anything racist, I didn't tweet anything sexist. I made a few jokes at the expense of a Hollywood actress."
On Monday night, the actress said someone was posting under a fake account that made homophobic remarks to other users.
The actress begged: "Please help me find this fake Acct posting the most awful s*** in my name. Help!"
Adding: "Stop letting the ignorant people be the loud ones. Y'all I got more love than hate but they louder. F*** that be louder."
Her final tweet on Monday night read: "I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart. All this cause I did a movie. You can hate the movie but the s*** I got today...wrong."
Prior to barring the Greek-British journalist, Twitter released a statement about Jones’ situation.
The said: “This type of abusive behavior is not permitted on Twitter, and we’ve taken action on many of the accounts reported to us by both Leslie and others.
“We rely on people to report this type of behavior to us, but we are continuing to invest heavily in improving our tools and enforcement systems to prevent this kind of abuse. We realize we still have a lot of work in front of us before Twitter is where it should be on how we handle these issues.”