The less that is said about Hopkins’ vile personal views, the better. But where the former Apprentice contestant turned Trump cheerleader shows up next is interesting for people, like you and I, interested in content policy and moderation. As Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and Tommy Robinson have all demonstrated, users banned from mainstream platforms rarely take their ban silently.
Now, a lot has been made about Hopkins signing up to Parler
, a ‘non-biased, free speech’ social network created by mysterious software developer and Conservative, John Matze Jr
. Donald Trump, a host of White House staff and several Fox News contributors have signed up over the last 12 months
and claims to have 1.5m users, according to its freshly-updated Wikipedia page
However, as ABC journalist Max Chalmers points out, Instagram looks to be a more immediate home for Hopkins.