Elon Musk said Twitter suspended rapper Kanye West yesterday after he shared a picture of a swastika combined with the Star of David weeks after his account was restored.
It wasn’t immediately clear how long West, who now goes by the name Ye, will be unable to tweet on the social media platform, where he has more than 31 million followers
His account came up yesterday with the message “Account Suspended”.
“I tried my best. However, he again violated our policy against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended,” Musk wrote to a Twitter user overnight, urging him to “fix Kanye.”
The tweet followed a series of anti-Semitic comments from the rapper that have upended his business deals.
An interview with far-right Infowars founder Alex Jones on Thursday caused an uproar, in which West said: “I like Hitler.”
In a retweet of a Thursday clip from the interview before Musk announced his suspension, he promoted his performance by saying, “I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis.”
He sent the swastika image in a separate tweet. Twitter did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
During the conversation with Jones, West also said, alongside white nationalist Nick Fuentes, “I see good things in Hitler” and denied it
Adolf Hitler, as leader of the NSDAP, oversaw the murder of six million Jews.
West’s incendiary comments drew condemnation from across the political spectrum on Thursday, nearly a week after he had dinner with former President Donald Trump and Fuentes. News of the dinner drew varying degrees of criticism of Mr Trump from senior Republican officials across the country.
Musk’s brief reign at Twitter since October has been marked by upheaval and concerns over content moderation policies.
The billionaire quickly rolled back a content moderation system designed to define dangerous language and protect vulnerable online communities, while layoffs left one of the most influential social media sites with a skeletal staff. The Washington Post has called.
Twitter restored West’s account shortly before Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of the social media network. The rapper has been banned from both the website and Instagram for other anti-Semitic messages.
Tesla boss Musk welcomed him back to the platform in October and said: “Welcome back to Twitter, my friend!”
West, a music producer and business mogul, has lost several lucrative deals in recent months over his comments, including partnerships with Gap and Adidas. Right-wing social media app Parler said on Thursday that West would no longer buy the company.
https://www.independent.ie/news/twitter-suspends-kanye-wests-account-after-he-tweeted-swastika-following-i-love-nazis-interview-42192333.html Twitter suspended Kanye West’s account after he tweeted swastikas after an ‘I love Nazis’ interview