It coincides with the platform enforcing new rules and guidelines created to make Twitter a "safer environment".
In November, Oakland's Muslim Advocates asked Twitter to pull down the accounts of Jayda Fransen and Britain First - a far-right and ultranationalist political group that Fransen leads - for violating rules about inciting violence against a particular group.
Twitter announced the changes to its guidelines last month, warning people they would come into effect on December 18.
On Monday, the tech firm will start enforcing new rules aimed at combating hateful and abusive content.
"Any tool that enables censorship online can be used against potentially everyone - regardless of ideology", Emma Llansó, the director of the Free Expression Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology, said after several far-right groups were removed from social media sites this summer.
The new rules expand policies to abusive or threatening content in usernames and profiles, and to accounts affiliated with hate groups both on and off platform.
As a private company, Twitter has the legal right to block any speech it wants, since the First Amendment only applies to government control of speech.
Twitter did not provide a list of other accounts that have been immediately affected, and the company did not respond to Ars' request for comment pre-publication.
Hate imagery will now fall under the rubric of Twitter's "sensitive media policy", and that will include any "logos, symbols, or images whose goal is to promote hostility and malice against others based on their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin".
Britain First's leader Paul Golding and his deputy Jayda Fransen can no longer tweet and their past posts no longer appear, the BBC reported on Monday. In our efforts to be more aggressive here, we may make some mistakes and are working on a robust appeals process. "We'll evaluate and iterate on these changes in the coming days and weeks, and will keep you posted on progress along the way", Twitter said in a statement Monday.
A number of prominent far-right accounts, including the white nationalist American Renaissance and its founder Jared Taylor, the neo-Nazi Traditionalist Workers Party and white nationalist group Vanguard America were suspended on Monday.
A mother and three children were killed in a fire that spread quickly throughout their Sheepshead Bay home early Monday morning. The 40-year-old mother, Aliza Azam, and her two sons, aged 11 and 7, and a daughter, 3, did not escape.
The Amtrak Cascades service that launched Monday is part of an $800-million expansion of Amtrak intercity passenger rail service. President Donald Trump on Monday used a multi-casualty train crash to plug his promise to invest in the nation's infrastructure.
His body was found with multiple gunshot wounds and the case became one of Memphis Police's most high-profile unsolved. Investigators found the alleged murder weapon in a lake near Walnut, Mississippi on November 9th of this year.
The Bengals lost S George Iloka (shoulder), LT Cedric Ogbuehi (shoulder) and LB Vincent Rey (jaw) during the game to injuries. Minnesota wrapped up the division for just the second time this decade, having also claiming it in 2015.
In Spain , there are no strikes planned for pilots, but ground staff unions have not ruled out action on December 30. However, the airline had said that management would not be able to meet with IMPACT representatives until Wednesday.
The pioneers' relationship is muddled by continuous examinations concerning the Trump crusade's connections to Moscow. The phone call on Sunday between Trump and Putin was at least the second such call in the past week.
He told reporters after the meeting that the United States would not accept any preconditions for talks with North Korea. He said any lull in missile tests did not mean that North Korea was sitting idly.
The U.S.is one of the five permanent members of the council, and has the right to veto any resolutions it chooses. Haley was adamant that "the United States will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy".
It then added that, "the two presidents also discussed working together to resolve the very risky situation in North Korea ". Trump, though, has continued to view Putin as a potential ally, particularly when it comes to dealing with North Korea.
Bears running back Tarik Cohen almost scored on a huge kick return, however, it was later called back due to a holding penalty. The Lions have been turning heads in the celebration department all season long, and they brought their A game on Saturday.
United States blames North Korea for major cyber attack
Other governments and private companies including the United Kingdom and Microsoft agree with the US's conclusion, he said. In just a few days, WannaCry managed to infect upwards of 300,000 machines in almost 150 countries.
Hiten Tejwani Gets Evicted From Salman Khan's Bigg Boss 11
Arshi and Shilpa also get into a fight regarding the captaincy task and Arshi explains that she needs captaincy this time. But there was one contestant around whom the maximum controversies revolved and yes we are talking about Arshi Khan.
Zidane: Reputation Will Not Win CWC For Madrid
A monumental upset looked on when Al Jazira had the ball in the net for a second time two minutes into the second half. In 51st minutes of the game, coach of Al Jazira replaced the current stopper Ali Khasif by Khaled Al Senani.
Did Salman Khan just confirm the third installment of Tiger?
Salman's Tiger Zinda Hai co-star Katrina Kaif was also at the book launch as were his father Salim Khan and stepmother Helen. Salman also shared yet another amusing story concerning Kak. "Every time Bina Kak visits jungle, my life turns into a mess".