(Daily Beast) -- New changes on Twitter have made it harder to find some of the site’s most controversial far-right users.
Prominent right-wing Twitter accounts, including a writer for conspiracy theorist hub InfoWars and white-nationalist figures like Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler, appear to have been hit with a number of new measures meant to reduce their visibility on the platform.
The changes have set off a full-on freak out on the right from figures angry at the possibility their audience sizes could be reduced. Bill Mitchell, a Trump super-fan who has more than 350,000 Twitter followers, declared that the changes were proof that “the LEFT is terrified of the Trump Message. An InfoWars petition against the changes has garnered more than 7,500 signatures claims that the changes amount to “silencing alternative voices online.”
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“Free speech is in dire threat,” warned InfoWars personality Paul Joseph Watson.