After Trump, Kanye 'Ye' West May Also Return to Twitter
Artist Ye may also return to Twitter. The rapper's account was blocked two weeks ago after an anti-Semitic tweet. But for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Twitter boss Elon Musk "knows no mercy."
Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, tested whether his account had been unblocked in an initial tweet on Sunday. Six hours after that followed a message that read "Shalom." Musk's response to that was, "Don't kill what you hate, save what you love." According to Musk, it was never his decision to block Ye.
Ye previously came under fire from several quarters. The artist made anti-Semitic statements in several interviews and tweets.
As a result of his statements, the artist was denied access to his accounts on social media. Also, Adidas, the fashion house Balenciaga, and the American agency Creative Artists Agency, among others, stopped their cooperation with the artist.
In addition to Ye, former President Donald Trump was also allowed to return to Twitter. His account had been permanently suspended. Musk set up a poll to see what the Twitter community thought about this. More than 15 million people cast a vote. In it, about 52 percent of respondents said they were in favor of Trump's return. Trump's account was subsequently unblocked.
Unblocking the account of conspiracy thinker
One who is unlikely to return to Twitter is conspiracy thinker Alex Jones. A Twitter user asked Musk if it wasn't time to unblock Jones' account as well. Musk responded that his first child died in his arms and that he "shows no mercy to anyone who uses the death of children for gain, politics, or fame."
Jones maintained for years that a 2012 shooting at a school in the state of Connecticut was staged. He spread that idea on his popular platform Infowars. Twenty children and six teachers were killed in the shooting.
As a result of those conspiracy theories, the relatives were threatened, both in the streets and online. For his allegations, Jones must now pay nearly $1.5 billion in damages by court order.