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20th Nov 2022

Kanye West returns to Twitter after ban over anti-Semitic comments

Callum Boyle

Kanye West is back on Twitter…

Kanye West has returned to Twitter after his account was blocked after a series of anti-semitic posts.

West posted a tweet on Sunday to see if his account was working. He wrote: “Testing Testing Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked.”

The decision to hand the artist his account back came after he vowed to go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE” before eventually having his account locked on Twitter and Instagram.

He repeatedly denied the claims that the his comments were racist and even said he doesn’t believe in the term “anti-semitism” because it’s “not factual.”

However during an interview with Piers Morgan he apologised somewhat, saying: “I’m sorry for the people that I hurt with the ‘death con’… I feel like I caused hurt and confusion.”

Twitter owner Elon Musk confirmed that he had spoken to West after the controversial comments about his views.

He tweeted: “Talked to ye today & expressed my concerns about his recent tweet, which I think he took to heart.”

Musk then deleted another tweet shortly after in which he hinted at a possible business collaboration with the rapper.

The Twitter CEO’s decision comes after he reinstated Donald Trump’s account on the social media platform as well.

A poll which said that more than 51.8 per cent of more than 15 million Twitter users wished for the former US President to be given back his account was listened to.

However despite Musk saying he would be welcome back to the platform, Trump hinted he may not do so, saying: “I don’t see any reason for it.”

Trump’s account was suspended in 2021 due to the risk of incitement of violence.

Twitter’s former management team took action days after Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington DC on 6 January.

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