Ye has been suspended from Twitter once more, this time by Elon Musk, the social platform’s new CEO.
(Elon Musk suspends Ye’s Twitter) : The rapper, formerly known as Kanye West, was banned from Twitter for the first time in October after posting anti-Semitic tweets. Later that month, Musk took over the platform. Ye was reinstated in early November.
On Friday, Musk suspended Ye’s account once more, claiming that he had “violated” the platform’s rules.
“He broke our rule against inciting violence yet again. “Account will be suspended,” Musk said in response to a user who asked him to “fix Kanye.””
Earlier in the day, Ye made several Antisemitic comments during an interview with Alex Jones, prompting him to tweet a series of antisemitic posts.
President Joe Biden : Responded to Ye’s antisemitic remarks the day before in a Friday tweet to “make a few things clear.”
“The Holocaust occurred,” Biden continued. Hitler was a demonic being. Instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should condemn antisemitism wherever it appears. Silence constitutes complicity.”
I just want to make a few things clear:
The Holocaust happened.
Hitler was a demonic figure.
And instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should be calling out and rejecting antisemitism wherever it hides.
Silence is complicity.
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 2, 2022
(Elon Musk suspends Ye’s Twitter) : Following Ye’s interview with Jones, PARLER, a social media app Ye was planning to buy, announced that it had cancelled plans to sell the conservative platform to Ye by mutual agreement.
The agreement would have given Ye his own personal megaphone and a say in how social media speech is moderated. Ye stated that he would use PARLER to ensure that conservative views could be freely expressed.
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Since his initial tweet, Ye has faced months of backlash. Adidas, Gap, and Balenciaga, the fashion brand for which he walked the runway during Paris Fashion Week, have all severed ties with him.
Kim Kardashian, his ex-wife, with whom he divorced on Tuesday, responded to Ye’s tweets on Oct. 24, saying, “I stand with the Jewish community and call on the terrible violence and hateful rhetoric towards them to end immediately.”
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Musk took over Twitter on October 27, Emphasising free speech. The billionaire businessman, who also serves as the CEO of Space X, has promised to relax the platform’s content restrictions. Since his takeover, Twitter has restored several accounts that had been locked for violating Twitter’s previous rules, including former President Donald Trump’s account.
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said in a statement in October.
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But one study revealed a spike in hate speech on Twitter since Musk took over the platform. The study by Montclair State University tracked how often homophobic, Antisemitic and racial-hate-driven terms were used immediately after Musk became owner of the company.
Researchers for the study found that about 398 hate tweets an hour were made in the 12 hours. After the acquisition was finalized – a number nearly quadrupled from the 84 tweets. An hour in the week leading up to Musk’s takeover. Hate-driven tweets skyrocketed to 4,778 times over that span compared with the average 1,000 beforehand.