Twitter bans Congressional candidate after racist image

        The site has banned Wisconsin Congressional candidate Paul
        Nehlen after he posted a racist image that placed the face of
        Cheddar Man (a dark-skinned British ancestor) over actress and
        soon-to-be-royal Meghan Markle, who's mixed race.  The company
        said it didn't normally comment on individual accounts, but
        said the permanent suspension was due to "repeated violations"
        of its terms of service.  Nehlen, who's hoping to unseat Paul
        Ryan in the 2018 mid-term elections, has a long history of
        overtly expressing his racist views. Twitter suspended him for
        a week in January over anti-Semitic comments, and he has
        regularly promoted white supremacist ideology. In private, he
        used direct message groups to coordinate harassment campaigns.
        Breitbart supported Nehlen's ultimately unsuccessful run
        against Ryan in 2016, but distanced itself from him in
        December 2017.

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