Blogger who claimed Obama is gay Charles Johnson gets banned from Twitter
A Twitter troll who has claimed that President Obama is gay has been banned from the site.
California-based Charles “Chuck” Johnson, who describes himself a “debunker of frauds”, and a journalist, was banned from Twitter after six years.
He regularly received complaints that his posts were homophobic, racist and misogynistic.
On 13 May, after the Amtrak rail crash, he posted on engineer Brandon Bostian: “Gays have a higher rate of mental illness than do straights. You decide if engineer’s homosexuality is worth noting.”
He has also said Obama is gay.
The 26-year-old was banned from Twitter on Sunday after he posted asking for donations in order to “take out” civil rights activist DeRay McKesson.
After new Twitter accounts called @freechucknow and @citizentrolling were set up, they were also removed by Twitter.
Claiming he has been “censored”, Johnson has threatened to take legal action against Twitter for being blocked.