Twitter has suspended a total of nine accounts it believes are linked to an anonymous account contributed to by prominent former Sunday Independent columnist Eoghan Harris.
The well-known writer and former senator was dropped by the Sunday Independent as a columnist this week after management learned he was contributing to an account behind a fake name.
The announcement was made by the newspaper’s editor Alan English on Thursday night. He said the content posted from the account, much of which was directed at Sinn Féin and nationalists, went beyond fair and reasonable comment.
“We regard Eoghan Harris’s involvement with this account as a betrayal of trust and as such his contract has been terminated.”