Is it possible for someone to be banned more than once in a week? The answer, according to Twitter, is yes.
Conservative pundit and prolific author David Horowitz was suspended from Twitter in April, but appealed and was back online on May 7. On May 8, Horowitz was suspended again, for “violating Twitter’s rules against hateful conduct,” according to a tweet from Fox Business host Charles Payne.
Horowitz was banned previously for his “abusive behavior.” In a message to Dave Rubin, host of the Rubin Report, Horowitz said that a response to a tweet to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) caused his suspension. He replied to a tweet where Omar blamed Israel “for the 700 Hamas/Iranian rockets fired on civilians in Israel and called on the U.S. to withdraw its support for Israel.”
According to Horowitz, “My offending comment then followed: Oh, and then we can get on with killing Jews. This was deemed a hateful comment against an individual although actually it wasn’t.”
Horowitz “protested” his suspension, and received a response from Twitter that it was “a mistake.” Horowitz wrote that he didn’t “believe it was a glitch.”
Horowitz had his account restored, but had lost all of his followers. He then reached 100,000 followers before losing his account for “hate speech.”
Twitter has been more active in suspending conservatives. The attack has reached a fever pitch, with an Alexandria Ocasio Cortez parody account being suspended “permanently,” actor James Woods receiving a second ban, and OANN’s Jack Posobiec’s account tracking MAGAphobia receiving a ban as well.