Elon Musk has suspended Kanye West’s Twitter account after West posted antisemitic tweets and violated the platform’s rules.
On December 2, West went on a tweet rampage and posted a picture of a Nazi Swastika merged with the Star of David, reports the TechCrunch+. Musk clarified that West’s account was suspended for “incitement to violence.”
West has been posting antisemitic content in the past few months, thereby constantly breaking Twitter rules. In October, his account was temporarily suspended.
Last night, West praised Hitler on Alex Jones’s Infowars. Soon after that, social network Parler said that West was not buying the company after all.
“Parlement Technologies has confirmed that the company has mutually agreed with Ye to terminate the intent of sale of Parler,” the statement said. In October, the company and Ye reached an agreement for the rapper to buy the social network.
Earlier this week, Twitter posted a blog post saying it is committed to healthy conversation under “Twitter 2.0” without changing the platform’s policies. However, the company has altered multiple policies about account verification and a cool-off period for new accounts trying to buy a Twitter Blue subscription. Musk also offered a “general amnesty” to previously suspended accounts based on the result of a poll.
Musk, the new owner of Twitter, promised a “content moderation council” with “widely diverse viewpoints” in October, yet there have been no developments on that front. Musk has talked about being a “free-speech absolutist” and making Twitter a “public town square.” Still, the only policy he has repeatedly talked about is suspending accounts that are inciting violence.