A Breitbart journalist accused Twitter of removing his verification badge over the outspoken conservative views he often expresses on the social media platform.
Milo Yiannopoulos announced on Friday that he was told he had lost his blue checkmark for unspecified "recent violations of the Twitter rules."
"I've been sat on the naughty table!" Yiannopoulos tweeted before predicting that Twitter is "gearing up to purge conservatives."
Yiannopoulos' followers, however, were not going to stand for it. They began changing their accounts to use Yiannopoulos' name and photo.
Others tweeted with the "#JeSuisMilo" hashtag which eventually rose to the number one trend in the U.S.
That's some of the funniest stuff I've seen this week My feed is totally fabulous. #JeSuisMilo https://t.co/wimqlRagiM— Stephane Hockenhull (@Stephane Hockenhull)1452302066.0
"If you check me down, I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine." #JeSuisMilo https://t.co/Lgckyq53OG— I didn't vote for him, so think of a new retort (@I didn't vote for him, so think of a new retort)1452312641.0
A spokesperson for Twitter did not respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze Friday night.
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