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Elon Musk Restores Account of Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones on X

By Emily Wax-Thibodeaux (The Washington Post)December 10, 2023, , , , ,

The move is likely to hasten the flight of advertisers from the site over antisemitism and hateful content.

The account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was restored on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday after owner Elon Musk conducted a poll among followers on Saturday and pronounced: “The People have spoken and so it shall be.”

“This will be bad for X financially, but principles matter more than money,” he added.

It is a reversal of a 2018 decision by the social media platform’s former management to ban Jones after he promoted hate speech and antisemitic conspiracy theories and elevated extremist voices. [...]

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