Elon Musk Reinstates Alex Jones on X

by J Pelkey
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Alex Jones, the host of Info Wars, has been reinstated on X (formerly known as Twitter) following his ban from the platform dating back to 2018.

This much-anticipated reinstatement occurred after Elon Musk conducted a poll on X, asking users whether Jones should be allowed back on the platform.

The poll drew participation from more than 1,966,000 individuals, with over 70% advocating for Jones to be reinstated.

The video that got Alex Jones banned back in 2018 is still up.

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From NPR:

Elon Musk has restored the X account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, pointing to a poll on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter that came out in favor of the Infowars host who repeatedly called the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax.

It poses new uncertainty for advertisers, who have fled X over concerns about hate speech appearing alongside their ads, and is the latest divisive public personality to get back their banned account.

Musk posted a poll on Saturday asking if Jones should be reinstated, with the results showing 70% of those who responded in favor. Early Sunday, Musk tweeted, “The people have spoken and so it shall be.”

A few hours later, Jones’ posts were visible again — the last one from 2018, when the company permanently banned him and his Infowars show for abusive behavior.

Musk, who has described himself as a free speech absolutist, said the move was about protecting those rights. In response to a user who posted that “permanent account bans are antithetical to free speech,” Musk wrote, “I find it hard to disagree with this point.”

Social Media users took to X early on Sunday morning to celebrat Jones’ return.

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