Twitter, Donald Trump: Kanye returns after anti-Semitic ban, Elon Musk urges ‘love’

Kanye West is posting again.

“Shalom :),” the rapper wrote Sunday night.

Hours earlier, he tweeted: “Testing. Testing. Check if my Twitter is unblocked.”

In response, Twitter CEO Elon Musk wrote: “Don’t kill what you hate. Save what you love”

West, now called Ye, was banned from Twitter and Instagram last month for a series of anti-Semitic social media posts.

On Oct. 7, Kanye wrote on Instagram, “I’m using you as an example to show the Jews who told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.”

A few days later, the rapper tweeted, “I’m a little sleepy tonight but if I wake up I’m going to death [sic] 3 About JEWISH PEOPLE.”

Defcon is a military term used by the US armed forces as an alarm system.

Twitter removed Kanye’s tweet and also confirmed that his account was suspended “for violating Twitter’s policies.”

His account was later restored, but he did not posted For several weeks.

Musk has sparked outrage by restoring suspended accounts, including former President Donald Trump.

Last month, Musk revealed that Kanye’s Twitter account was restored before he took over the company.

“You have neither consulted nor informed me,” he wrote in response to a question.

Kanye was dropped by Adidas over the “harmful” and “dangerous” comments, costing him around $390 million.

During an interview with Piers Morgan, he refused to apologize for the tweet, saying he knew it was racist but “I fought fire with fire.”

“I’m a different kind of freedom fighter,” he said.

Later in the interview, he admitted that he had caused “hurt and confusion.”

“I’ll say I’m sorry for the people I hurt with the ‘def con,'” he told Morgan.

Musk mocks Mastodon

Meanwhile, Musk is targeting Mastodon, a rival social media network to which many disgruntled users have fled after the billionaire took over Twitter.

The German-owned platform has seen an influx of Twitter refugees in recent weeks following a series of controversial decisions by Musk, including restoring Mr Trump’s account over the weekend.

High-profile Mastodon renegades include “God,” the popular @TheTweetOfGod parody account with 6.2 million followers, who insists he’s “Not a Parody, Actually God.”

“Well I’m out,” the account wrote.

“This is my last tweet. From now on you can find me at [Mastodon]. It was a great ride and the ride continues. F**k you Elon Musk, you anti-union, megalomaniac, X Æ A-XII son-calling son of a bitch. Please retweet this and then join me. Goodbye.”

But with the former niche microblogging platform siphoning off users, not everyone is enjoying the experience.

A key difference is that unlike Twitter, which is a large central platform, Mastodon is a separate set of smaller, user-driven communities or “entities” each with their own set of rules.

CNN columnist Jill Filipovic wrote: “Um, does anyone really like Mastodon? “It’s like Twitter, only less intuitive, more decentralized, more echo chamber, more preachy, and we unnecessarily gave basic things like ‘servers’ different names that actually mean something else (‘instances’).” Oh, okay, that sounds great.”

A number of Mastodon users have returned to Twitter to share their experiences of being banned by overzealous moderators.

Eleftherios Karapetsas, a developer of digital wallet apps from Germany, wrote in a viral tweet that he was suspended from Mastodon after just a week for being “a capitalist”.

“I’m not sure what that means,” he said, sharing a screenshot of his suspension notice.

In the message, the server owner said he “might change my mind for a few Moneros,” a form of cryptocurrency.

He added that he couldn’t transfer his account to another because he was locked on one server. “Basically, when it comes to account suspension and data deletion, the server owner can unilaterally decide to destroy it [a] Account or are you holding them hostage?” he asked.

Karapetsas later revealed that he had appealed the suspension and asked to be allowed to move his data to another server.

“They accepted, but all my toots and media have been deleted by the server admins. So only trailers could be moved,” he said. “But quite frankly put off by Mastodon.”

Tracy Chou, developer of online safety app Block Party, also revealed that she has been censored.

“In 13 years on Twitter a post has never been removed and in three weeks on Mastodon something has already been removed for racism and sexism, OK,” she wrote.

The offending post read: “For the last few years I’ve read books almost exclusively by nonmale, nonwhite, nonstraight (or combination) authors and I loved it, but now I think I need to.” heterosexual white male authors to study the psychology of the rich white men who hold power over us all.”

Columnist Heidi Moore criticized Mastodon for the way server owners are able to “gatekeep”.

Moore was responding to an interview in which planet money Co-founder Adam Davidson spoke about his Mastodon community built for reporters – and how the owners decide who is a journalist and can join a server.

“Among the many irritating things about Mastodon is that it allows journalists who seek status to control their peers by judging whether they have enough clout or are useful in climbing other people’s corporate ladder,” Moore wrote.

In response, pollster Nate Silver said of Thirty-five said, “Mastodon seems to be a honey trap for Hall Monitor personality types. Honestly, if Elon gets all of the Hall Watchers to migrate to Mastodon, that could be his greatest contribution to the betterment of humanity.”

Musk responded with a series of laughing and bullseye emojis.

In another tweet, he wrote, “What could be more fun than a social network made up entirely of indoor monitors!?”

Mike Masnick, Editor at Tech Dirtsuggested that Musk’s attacks on Mastodon were out of fear.

“Elon, who repeatedly pokes fun at Mastodon, suggests that … he sees the scale of shifting key people from here to there,” he wrote.

The decision to reactivate Donald Trump’s account, which was permanently suspended following the January 2021 Capitol riots, is the latest move causing a major rift on Twitter.

Many users said they were “disgusted,” with some even vowing to leave the platform.

But Musk has repeatedly insisted that the site has set new user records despite a series of controversial moves since its acquisition.

After Trump’s account was restored, Musk posted, “Twitter is alive.”

Though his account is no longer suspended, the former president doubted he would post on Twitter again.

In response to Musk’s Twitter poll, Mr Trump posted on his rival Truth Social platform that he would not switch again.

“Now vote positive, but don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere. Truth Social is special!” he wrote.

Musk officially reinstated Mr. Trump after conducting a poll that received more than 15 million votes, with a 52 percent yes vote.

“People have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” Musk wrote. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei” meaning that the voice of the people is the voice of God.

Originally Posted as “Shalom”: Kanye Returns to Twitter After Banning Anti-Semitic Posts

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