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06th Nov 2023

Katie Hopkins and Tommy Robinson return to X, years after Twitter accounts banned

Charlie Herbert

Katie Hopkins and Tommy Robinson have X accounts reinstated

Both have thanked Elon Musk for allowing them to return

Katie Hopkins and Tommy Robinson have had their X accounts reinstated on the platform, years after they were banned from Twitter.

Hopkins, who first found fame as a contestant on The Apprentice before becoming a controversial media commentator, had been banned from the social media platform back in 2020.

The social network removed her for breaching its rules on “abuse and harmful contact.”

Meanwhile Robinson, who used to be the leader of the far right extremist English Defence League, had his account deactivated in 2018 after breaching Twitter’s hateful conduct policy.

In her first post on returning to the platform, Hopkins wrote: “Thank you @elonmusk and thank you to all the Twitter family who have brought Tommy & I back to @X Know this. You are not alone. We are many. And we are stronger together. The fight back for your freedom is on.”

Robinson’s first post was a video of his face superimposed on David Hasselhoff in a clip from the music video for the Baywatch star’s 1989 song Looking For Freedom.

He later posted: “I’ve been censored, attacked, slandered & imprisoned for shining a light on uncomfortable truths that our government wish to hide, the public are now aware I was telling the truth. We have lots to do.”

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