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Twitter suspends Kanye’s account again on violating rules

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Twitter suspends Kanye’s account again on violating rules

KANYE WEST. Rapper Kanye West makes a point as he holds his first rally in support of his presidential bid in North Charleston, South Carolina, US, July 19, 2020

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Elon Musk says the rapper, who was reinstated in October, had violated the platform's rules against incitement to violence again

Twitter Inc. on Friday, December 2, suspended Kanye West’s account again, just two months after the rapper’s account was reinstated, as his tweets violated the social media platform’s rules.

Twitter owner Elon Musk, who calls himself a free speech absolutist, had welcomed the return of the rapper, now known as Ye, to the platform in October.

In his latest tweet late on Thursday, Musk said “I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.”

Twitter late on Thursday also restricted one of Ye’s tweets. His account was suspended within an hour after Musk responded to a Twitter user, who said “Elon Fix Kanye Please.”

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Twitter had restored the account of the rapper, before the completion of the social media platform’s $44 billion takeover by Musk. However, he later clarified that he had no role in bringing Ye back on Twitter. – Rappler.com

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