By Amanda Wicks
It looks as though Azealia Banks has been banned from more than just a UK festival for her speech. She may have finally let loose one too many tirades on Twitter. The social media platform suspended her account today (May 12).
As much as it advocates free speech, Twitter also has certain rules in place when it comes to behavior. “In order to ensure that people feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs, we do not tolerate behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice,” the company wrote on its policy page. As part of that code, Twitter does not tolerate harassment or hateful conduct.
The last two tweets seen on Banks’ account before it was suspended continued much of the hateful speech she has used to attack everyone from Sarah Palin to Zayn Malik.
Banks hasn’t exactly been silenced altogether. She has other platforms, where she can share how she feels about being suspended from Twitter.
We await her response with bated breath.
Twitter has suspended Azealia Banks account. https://t.co/kbgGI1w8fE—
Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) May 12, 2016