White supremacist Nick Fuentes lasted a whole day on Twitter. Prominent white nationalist and virulent antisemite Nick Fuentes has been suspended from Twitter, again, one day after he was able to return to his verified account.
Twitter suspended Fuentes on Wednesday only a day after a decision to restore it led to widespread criticism.
Nick Fuentes is a 24-year-old white nationalist, Holocaust denier, and founder of the far-right Groypers. In a Twitter Space on Tuesday after his account was restored, Fuentes made several antisemitic comments.
After his suspension on Wednesday, Fuentes asked his followers on Telegram to call for his account to be restored.
Fuentes gained more mainstream attention after dining with former president Donald Trump at his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago, alongside rapper Kanye West, who has also made many anti-semitic remarks.
Trump has refused to condemn either of the men and their history of rampant antisemitism and Fuentes’s links to neo-Nazism, anti-LGBT+ bigotry, and misogyny.
When Elon Musk bought Twitter, he opened the door to previously-banned individuals, including many white nationals, neo-Nazis, and other far-right extremists.
On January 24, Fuentes posted a meme of the character Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants to announce his return to the social media platform.
On January 25, his account and an account belonging to his ally and far-right activist Ali Alexander were suspended.
Fuentes was permanently banned from Twitter in July 2021 for his repeated violations of the platform rules.
Last year, Fuentes hosted a white supremacist conference in Florida where he praised Hitler and led a chant supporting Russian President Vladimir Putin at the onset of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Far-right congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene also spoke at that conference.
Fuentes rose to prominence among fascist and far-right extremist groups in the wake of the so-called “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.
Fuentes and his “Groyper” Christian nationalist supporters also organized and attended “Stop the Steal” events leading up to the attack on the Capitol.
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