- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 8, 2018

Twitter suspended the account of Smash Racism DC, an antifa group that chanted outside Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home Wednesday night.

It is unclear what time Twitter suspended the group’s account, though it was gone early Thursday morning on the East Coast.

Twitter’s suspension policy applies to accounts that engage in “abusive behavior.”

“When an account engages in abusive behavior, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently,” Twitter’s Help Center reads.

One of Smash Racism’s tweets from outside Mr. Carlson’s house included harsh criticism of the Fox News host as well as threats.

“We know where you sleep at night!” a now-deleted tweet read.

“Each night you tell us we are not safe. Tonight you’re reminded that we have a voice. Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either,” another post read.

Mr. Carlson told The Washington Post that his wife was at home alone when the mob formed. She called hid in a pantry and called 911 when she heard people pounding on their front door, which someone managed crack, he said.

“It wasn’t a protest. It was a threat,” Mr. Carlson told The Post.

Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace strongly condemned the incident as “reprehensible” and “unacceptable.”

They said the mob was indicative of deepening divisions in America and said members of both the media and politics have a role in easing tensions.

“We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view. Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation,” they said in a statement, “Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground.”

Smash Racism DC also harassed Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, and his wife at a restaurant in D.C. in September over the senator’s vote on then-Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation.

Douglas Ernst contributed to this report. 


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