Kanye West has returned to Twitter just one day after Elon Musk took charge of the platform
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Kanye West has returned to Twitter just one day after Elon Musk took charge of the platform

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Kanye West, the American rapper who was suspended for making anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter, appeared to be back on the platform a day after billionaire Elon Musk took ownership of the social media company in a $44 billion deal.

Last month, the rapper, now known as Ye, was suspended from Twitter and Meta Platforms’ Instagram, and the platforms removed some of his online posts that were considered anti-Semitic by users.

Ye, who has over 30 million Twitter followers, has courted controversy in recent months by publicly canceling major corporate partnerships and making social media outbursts against other celebrities.

When Ye posted on Twitter for the first time in two years after his Instagram account was restricted, Musk responded with “Welcome back to Twitter, my friend!” on Oct. 8.

Musk took control of Twitter with great ease on Thursday, firing top executives while providing little clarity on how he plans to achieve the lofty goals he has set for the influential social media platform.

Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla and a self-described free-speech absolutist, has set goals for the platform to avoid becoming an echo chamber for hate and division.

He has also stated that he will reverse Twitter’s ban on former US President Donald Trump, whose account was suspended following the attack on the US Capitol. Trump said on Friday that he was relieved Twitter was in “sane hands.” more info

Earlier this month, Ye agreed to buy Parler, a social media platform popular among conservatives in the United States.