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Kanye West’s Twitter account is reinstated after it was banned over swastika post

Kanye West’s Twitter account is reinstated after it was banned over swastika post

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In another WTF move by Elon Musk, Kanye West‘s account has been reinstated on Twitter after an almost eight-month ban over offensive tweets.

Ye was accused of violating the platform’s rules prohibiting incitement to violence. West has agreed to refrain from posting antisemitic and other hateful content.

He has not posted anything new since returning to the site, which owner Elon Musk has rebranded to X.

Ye’s account now shows his last post on 1 December 2022, a day before it was suspended.

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Kanye West attends the Fast Company Innovation Festival – Day 3 Arrivals on November 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company)

Musk said at the time that Ye had “violated our rule against incitement to violence” and that the account would be suspended.

It came after the musician posted a series of offensive tweets – one of which appeared to show a symbol combining a swastika and the Star of David.

The suspension followed a similar ban two months earlier when Ye was initially locked out of his Twitter and Instagram accounts after posting anti-Semitic messages in October. Both platforms removed his posts.

In the same month, clothing giant Adidas cut ties with the rapper, saying it did “not tolerate anti-Semitism and any other sort of hate speech”.

Kanye West at 106 & Park Studio on April 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Getty Images)

Ye was also suspended from Instagram for 24 hours in March last year after using a racial slur about comedian Trevor Noah.

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Neither X nor its billionaire owner Musk has commented publicly on Ye’s account reinstatement on Saturday.

Musk reinstated former president Donald Trump‘s account last November after conducting a poll with 51.8% voting in favor of the reinstatement.

Trump said he had no interest in returning to the site.


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