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Twitter locks Kanye West’s account for antisemitic tweet following warm Elon Musk welcome • TechCrunch


By Elon Musk trouble, fledgling vision for Twitter was on full display this weekend after the SpaceX and Tesla CEO stepped into the center of a controversy over content moderation created by Kanye West, who has now gone by Ye.

West appeared on Twitter on Friday night for the first time since November 2020, tweet “Look at this Mark, how did you kick me out of instagram” with a blurry photo of himself and Meta founder, Mark Zuckerberg, singing karaoke. Confirmed company The Hollywood Reporter that Instagram actually removed the content from West’s account and put restrictions on it after multiple policy violations. While West’s account is still visible on Sunday, it’s likely that the account is temporarily banned from posting new content.

West’s recent Instagram posts are all screenshots of text snippets, and the post that broke Instagram’s rules appears to be a conversation with Sean “Diddy” Combs in which he chatted. invoked mischief, accusing the musician of being manipulated by “Jews”.

Future Twitter owner Elon Musk was quick to arrive to welcome West back to the platform, despite the troubled artist’s recent anti-Semitism expressions.

West appears to have interpreted Musk’s warm welcome as a green light, elaborating on his protest plots in a tweet just 12 hours later. “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’ll die [sic] con 3 About the people at JEWISH,” West tweeted Saturday night. “…You guys have toyed with me and tried to blackmail anyone who opposes your agenda.”

Despite Musk’s stamp of approval, Twitter deleted the tweet, which cited anti-Semitic prejudice often espoused by white supremacists, and locked West’s account “for violations.” Twitter policies,” a Twitter spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch.

Just before spreading chaos on Instagram and Twitter, West caused controversy at Paris fashion week, when he launched a new line in a pop-up warehouse show that included a shirt with the phrase “White Lives Matter”. Trouble immediately pitted against the West again in the fashion industryspoke out against him and defended Vogue Editor-in-Chief Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, who has come under fire from the West for criticizing his stuntman as “deeply offensive, violent and dangerous.”

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