Elon Musk Restores X Account of Alex Jones

Elon Musk Restores X Account of Alex Jones

X owner Elon Musk reinstated InfoWars host Alex Jones on the social media platform Sunday.

Musk cited a poll which results showed in Jones’ favor, per the Associated Press (AP).

“Reinstate Alex Jones on this platform? Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk wrote in the post on Saturday:

According to Merriam-Webster, the latin quotation means “The voice of the people (is) the voice of God.”

In a subsequent post at 12:20 a.m. on Sunday, Musk said, “The people have spoken and so it shall be”:

Following the reinstatement, what appears to be Jones’ account shared several posts on the timeline. The profile says he joined the platform in January 2010.

The AP report continued:

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.”

The billionaire Tesla CEO also tweeted it’s likely that Community Notes — X’s crowd-sourced fact-checking service — “will respond rapidly to any AJ post that needs correction.”

The reinstatement happened after former Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently interviewed Jones on his X show for more than an hour and a half, Breitbart News reported Friday.

‘We’re here with the world’s most dangerous man. The most censored man in the English language. But honestly, when you get him in front of an outhouse in the woods he doesn’t seem too dangerous,” Carlson said while standing next to Jones:

In November 2022, Musk doubled down on his refusal to let Jones return to the platform, “blaming the broadcaster’s comments about the Sandy Hook shooting for his permanent ban,” according to Breitbart News.

The report also noted that “Musk recently announced the return of a number of permanently suspended Twitter accounts to the platform, including author Jordan Peterson, left-wing comedian Kathy Griffin and former President Donald Trump.”

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Originally Posted on: https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2023/12/10/the-people-have-spoken-elon-musk-restores-account-belonging-alex-jones/
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