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Twitter briefly suspends David Duke's account ... then reinstates it

File photo - Former leader of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke speaks to media at the Louisiana Secretary of State's office after filing to run as a Republican for United States Senate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 22, 2016. (REUTERS/Bryn Stole)

File photo - Former leader of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke speaks to media at the Louisiana Secretary of State's office after filing to run as a Republican for United States Senate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 22, 2016. (REUTERS/Bryn Stole)

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was apparently suspended from Twitter for a brief period on Monday.

Engadget reports that the former Louisiana state representative was suspended from Twitter Monday morning. Twitter then restored the account, albeit with a reset follower count, according to Engadget.

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“I'm back. Though I have no idea why I was suspended,” Duke tweeted Monday afternoon.

Duke’s account had over 32,000 followers by late afternoon Monday.

Twitter has not yet responded to a request for comment from Fox News on the circumstances surrounding Duke’s apparent suspension and the restoration of his account.

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Last year Twitter suspended a number of prominent accounts associated with the so-called “alt-right” movement, including the account of Richard Spencer, head of the National Policy Institute, a white nationalist think tank. Spencer’s account was subsequently restored.

Last year Twitter also launched new user tools designed to curb hate speech.