Right-wing website True North loses 1,000 followers and Leo Knight down by 300 after Trump bounced off Twitter

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      A social-media crackdown on the president appears to be having ramifications on right wingers north of the border.

      In a commentary on the conservative website True North, contributor Leo Knight said that he lost more than 300 followers on Twitter in the first day after the storming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters.

      "The True North account is down another 1,000 followers as is Andrew Lawton," Knight added.

      Lawton is a journalism fellow with True North.

      "Make no mistake," Knight, a former police officer, says, "if it can happen to Donald Trump, it can happen to you or anyone for that matter."

      Knight is a Trump sympathizer who's also expressed support for small businesses fighting mandatory shutdowns due to COVID-19.

      But in his commentary, Knight did not endorse the overrunning of the U.S. Capitol by Trump's supporters. They had gathered in Washington, D.C. to protest the certification of the Electoral College vote.

      He pointed out that the president had about 88 million followers when Twitter shut down his account last week.

      Through this action, Knight claimed that the social-media company "has just given the finger to half the country".

      True North is published by the Calgary-based True North Centre for Public Policy, which is a registered Canadian charity. It generated $990,178 in revenue in 2019, according to a document filed with the Canada Revenue Agency. It spent $930,108 that year.