Dec 10, 2023

Alex Jones: Conspiracy theorist set to return to X after Elon Musk poll

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is set to have his account on X - formerly Twitter - reinstated by Elon Musk. Musk asked users to vote in a poll whether or not to lift a Jones ban pre-dating his ownership of the platform, signalling he would honour the result. On Saturday Musk asked users to vote on whether or not Jones should be allowed to return - a repeat of the move which saw former US President Donald Trump's account reinstated a month after Musk took over the firm. After Musk posted the poll, Jones shared a video online in which he called on his supporters to vote in favour of his ban being overturned. Musk has taken an increasingly bullish line on free speech online during his time at the top of X. Last month he accused major advertisers of trying to "Blackmail" him when they boycotted X over concerns about antisemitic content shared on the site - including a post by Musk himself, which he later apologised for.

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