The Twitter account of Tom Kuilder, the leader of the Emmen municipal faction of the PVV, has been deleted days after Kuilder shared anti-Semitic content on the medium.
Translation by Traci White
Dagblad van het Noorden reports that Kuiler retweeted propaganda from Stormfront, a neonazi and white supremacist website. When he was questioned about sharing the content, Kuilder was reportedly dismissive and claimed that he was unfamiliar with Stormfront.
It appears that Kuilder deleted his own account, as opposed to Twitter deleting or suspending the account, at some point in recent days, although an archived version of his tweets is still available online.
Peter Burger, a journalism instructor at the University of Leiden and member of online fact checking group Nieuwschecker, had been monitoring Kuilder’s social media posts and says that Twitter would post a notification on the account if they had suspended or deleted it. Kuilder did not respond to multiple inquiries from the Dagblad for comment.