Following his acquisition of Twitter for $44 billion, Elon Musk announced his plans to establish a content moderation council with diverse perspectives. He also emphasized that significant content decisions and account restorations would not occur until the council convened.
Musk, aged 51, responded to a Twitter user who inquired, “So why did you already reinstate Kanye West’s account?” In his reply, the Tesla CEO asserted that Twitter should not tolerate racist or anti-Semitic rhetoric and clarified that Ye’s account had been restored by Twitter before the acquisition. The decision was made without his involvement or consultation.
Earlier this month, Kanye West had his Twitter account restricted due to a tweet violating Twitter’s rules. However, his account was not fully suspended or banned. Instead, Twitter temporarily limited his posting capabilities and removed the offending tweet, according to The New York Times.
As reported by The Daily Beast, West’s read-only restrictions were lifted after the problematic tweet was removed, following Twitter’s standard procedure.
It was also mentioned by The Hollywood Reporter that the 45-year-old Kanye West had sent a now-deleted message in which he mentioned initiating “death con 3” against Jewish people.
“I’m a little sleepy tonight, but when I wake up, I’m gonna death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” the tweet reportedly stated. “You people have been playing games with me and have attempted to blackball everyone who disagrees with your agenda. The odd thing is that I truly can’t be anti-Semitic because black people are genuinely Jewish as well.”