Milo Yiannopoulos, the tech editor at conservative news site Breitbart and a pretty notorious Internet troll, has been suspended from Twitter for the final time. He's now banned for good for repeatedly abusing other users, the company confirmed Tuesday.
Yiannopoulos, crossed the line Monday when he went after actress Leslie Jones on the microblogging site. Jones was harassed and taunted by users, many of them sending her racist images and slurs. She ultimately signed off "with tears and a very sad heart" after publicly pleading with Twitter to intervene.
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Yiannopoulos, who had 338,000 followers and a Twitter bio that called him "The most fabulous supervillain on the internet," was one of the main instigators. He tweeted that Jones was "barely literate" and also referred to her as a man.
The permanent ban means that Twitter will essentially keep Yiannopoulos off its network in any way possible, including finding and suspended any new accounts he creates. It's the same punishment Twitter has handed down to other repeat trolls, like rapper Azealia Banks and Gotnews founder Chuck Johnson.
Here's a lengthy statement a Twitter spokesperson shared with Recode. It doesn't addressYiannopoulos specifically, but says the company is exploring changes to its "hateful conduct policy":