Twitter quickly suspends Tommy Robinson's MEP campaign account

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Tommy Robinson's campaign to become a Member of European Parliament hasn't got off to the best start.

The far-right campaigner and English Defence League founder got into hot water at his campaign launch when the police told him that he was breaking the electoral law by providing free food to people.

Electoral Commission guidance states that “treating” is a criminal offence committed by “directly or indirectly giving or provide any food, drink, entertainment or provision to corruptly influence any voter”.

Now, Robinson - whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - has been hit with a fresh setback after Twitter blocked an account representing his MEP campaign within days of his bungled campaign launch.

It is not clear whether Robinson or his team were responsible for running the account, or why the account was blocked. But Robinson has been banned from Twitter since March 2018 for violating its hate speech policy. He was banned from Facebook and Instagram earlier this year.

Needless to say, seeing the news that this new account was banned, Twitter users reacted accordingly.

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