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 Katie Hopkins has been banned from Twitter

Katie Hopkins has been banned from Twitter

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Katie Hopkins

Katie Hopkins

Katie Hopkins

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Katie Hopkins has been banned from Twitter

Katie Hopkins, the femme terrible of social media, has been banned for good from Twitter. Despite the relentless stream of incendiary comments the former Apprentice contestant has been posting for several years, the news came as something of a surprise.

Hopkins is a high-profile commentator on all sorts of issues, and had more than a million followers. Companies such as Twitter are often reluctant to ban accounts that generate as much interaction as hers did.

In November 2016, immediately after US presidential election, the Late Late Show invited Trump supporter Hopkins on as a guest. The segment was predictably excruciating.