Twitter suspends Kanye West’s account

Rapper Kanye West’s Twitter account, which had been suspended, is back in operation a day after billionaire Elon Musk acquired the social media platform in a $44 billion deal, CNBC reported.

West, now known as Yeh, was on Twitter and Meta Platforms earlier in October, and some of his posts, which were denounced by users as anti-Semitic, were also removed.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Yeh, who has 30 million followers on Twitter, has sparked controversy in recent months by publicly severing partnerships with several major corporations and attacking other celebrities with a stinging tone on social media.

On October 8, Musk tweeted, “Welcome back to Twitter, my friend!” when Yeh first posted on the platform two years ago after his Instagram account was restricted.

But Musk said Friday that he had no role in bringing Yeh’s account back online, writing on Twitter that “they have not consulted or reported to me.”

Musk, who describes himself as a free-lancer, took ownership of the company on Friday and said he wanted to reduce restrictions on content that can be posted on the influential social media platform.

He also stated that he would cancel the ban imposed by Twitter on former US President Donald Trump, whose account was removed after the attack on the US Capitol.

On Friday, Trump said he was glad Twitter was in “sane hands.”

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