Hey Twitter, Looks Like There Was a White Supremacist Ad On Your Website

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Hey Twitter, good job on finally rolling out that anti-harassment feature today. Unfortunately, you’re not out of the mud yet. Looks like at least one questionable promoted post found its way into a Twitter user’s feed. (Another user also claimed to have seen the post in her feed.)


The account that allegedly put out that sponsored content, @NEW_ORDER_1488, is now suspended. Twitter’s ad policy explicitly prohibits “hate speech or advocacy against an individual, organization or protected group based on race, ethnicity, national origin, color,” and more. We have reached out to Twitter for comment, and will update the story if we get a response.

Update 11:21PM: A Twitter spokesperson told Gizmodo, “We do not comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons.”

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