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TWITARABIA: Saudi Prince owns MORE of Twitter than founder Jack Dorsey

A SAUDI Prince owns a big chunk of Twitter, and this could be the reason why the microblogging site is purging right-wing voices who criticise Islam.

Twitter has suspended accounts Tommy Robinson, his close friend and comedian Liam Tuffs, The accounts of the Proud Boys, a right-wing group and its founder, Gavin McInnes who co-founded Vice Media and was a speaker at The Day For Freedom rally in London in May.

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the accounts had been suspended from Twitter and Periscope, and said it was for violating company policy “prohibiting violent extremist groups.”

Saudi billionaire, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an investor in some of the world’s top companies has a $300 million stake in Twitter.

Alwaleed who is a nephew of the Saudi king with a personal net worth estimated by Forbes magazine in March to be just below $20 billion.

He also owns a 7-per cent stake in News Corp and has unveiled plans to start a cable news channel according to First Post.


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