Outspoken journalist and documentary filmmaker Alex Jones has had his X account reinstated after a five-year ban.
This comes after Elon Musk, CEO of X (formerly Twitter), organized a vote on the platform where over 70% of users voted to welcome Jones back.
It was in September 2018 that Alex Jones was banned under Twitter’s former owner, after he allegedly repeatedly violated the platform’s “abusive behavior policy”.
– Elon Musk says he’s a free-speech absolutist, but still hasn’t let me back on Twitter with my own channel,” Jones said. “I’m not even mad at Elon Musk, I understand he’s done as much as he thinks he can. But I hope Elon will watch this interview and actually hear from me why I was really banned on Twitter before he bought it, not for the false reasons he’s given., the InfoWars profile explained in an interview with Tucker Carlson.
This was also the case two days later after Musk launched a poll on X. Users were asked to decide whether Alex Jones should be allowed to return to the platform, and more than 70 percent said yes.
“The people have spoken and so it shall be”, Musk commented on the result.
Trump got his account back
Previously, Elon Musk also revoked Donald Trump’s ban, also after a vote on the platform. On this occasion, 51.8 percent of 15 million users voted for Trump to get his Twitter account back, and so it was.
It should be noted that Elon Musk had previously been skeptical about allowing Jones to return – after he questioned whether the Sandy Hook school shooting really took place as reported in the media.
“Expose the WEF (World Economic Forum) globalists and their puppets. Focus on the US proxy war in Ukraine and the US backed war criminals in Israel. Tell the world about the unholy alliance between Democrats, Big Tech and the Deep State”, Musk commented at the time.