This file photo taken on September 11, 2013 shows the logo of social networking website 'Twitter' is displayed on a computer screen in London. / AFP / LEON NEAL
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Twitter found itself embroiled in controversy Wednesday after banning an editor at the conservative Breitbart website for fueling a stream of abuse that drove "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones to quit the social network.The move banning Milo Yiannopoulos, the website's tech editor known for provocative posts, sparked protests from his supporters but praise from others, while sparking debate over free speech rights for social media users.The move by Twitter sparked a hashtag war with Yiannopoulos supporters using #FreeMilo and his critics #LoveForLeslieJ.The suspension came a day after Jones, who is African American, said she was leaving Twitter after being bombarded by Internet trolls likening her to an ape and making other racist insults.Yiannopoulos's Twitter account, which had more than 338,000 followers, was later blocked.Twitter's actions were likely to intensify a simmering debate on how social media platforms regulate offensive or inappropriate conduct.Both Twitter and Facebook have banned thousands of suspected jihadists for seeking to incite or celebrate violence, and also have targeted users for certain kinds of harassment and insulting commentary.
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