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8 Facts About Milo Yiannopoulos

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Milo Yiannopoulos is a British journalist, entrepreneur, public speaker, and technology editor for Breitbart News, a far-right news and opinion website based in the United States.

Breitbart News Network is a politically conservative American news, opinion and commentary website founded in 2007 by conservative commentator and entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart.

Public speaking is the process or act of giving a performance focused around an individual's direct speech to a live audience.

Far-right politics are right-wing politics further on the right of the left-right spectrum than the standard political right.

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He wrote previously using the pseudonym Milo Andreas Wagner.

A pseudonym or alias is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from their original or true name.

MILO at Ohio State University: "Tough Love" by Milo Yiannopoulos

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Yiannopoulos founded The Kernel, an online tabloid magazine about technology, which he sold to Daily Dot Media in 2014.

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He rose to notability that year when he began to provide media coverage and commentary surrounding the Gamergate controversy.

The Gamergate controversy concerns issues of sexism and progressivism in video game culture, stemming from a harassment campaign conducted primarily through the use of the Twitter hashtag #GamerGate.

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As a "cultural libertarian" and "free speech fundamentalist", he is a vocal critic of third-wave feminism, Islam, social justice, political correctness, and other movements and ideologies he deems authoritarian or belonging to the "regressive left".

"Regressive left" is a political epithet, used as a pejorative to describe a section of left-wing politics who are accused of paradoxically holding reactionary views by their tolerance of illiberal principles and ideologies, particularly tolerance of Islamism, for the sake of multiculturalism and cultural relativism.

Third-wave feminism refers to several diverse strains of feminist activity and study, whose exact boundaries in the history of feminism are a subject of debate, but are generally marked as beginning in the early 1990s and continuing to the present.

Political correctness, commonly abbreviated to PC, is a term that, in modern usage, is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended primarily not to offend or disadvantage any particular group of people in society.

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Yiannopoulos has been called a spokesperson for the alt-right.

The alt-right is a segment of right-wing ideologies that reject mainstream conservatism in the United States.

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He considers himself a reporter of and "occasional fellow traveller" with the movement.

The pejorative term fellow traveller identifies a person who is sympathetic to the ideology of a political organization, and who co-operates in the organization's political activities, without being a formal member of that organization.

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He was permanently banned from Twitter in July 2016 for what the company cited as "inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others".

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".

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