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

Kanye West is posting again.

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

Hours ago he tweeted: “Try. Tests. See if my Twitter gets unblocked.”

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

West, who now goes by Ye, was banned from Twitter and Instagram last month over a series of anti-Semitic social media posts.

On Oct. 7, Kanye wrote on Instagram, “Emma is using you as an example to show the Jewish people who told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.”

Several days later, the rapper tweeted, “I’m getting a little sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going to cheat death [sic] 3 on the Jewish people.

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Twitter removed Kanye’s tweet and also confirmed that his account had been locked “due to violating Twitter policies.”

His account was later restored but he did not published for several weeks.

Musk sparked outrage by reinstating banned accounts including former President Donald Trump.

Last month, Musk revealed that Kanye’s Twitter account had been restored prior to his acquisition of the company.

“They did not consult me ​​or inform me,” he wrote in response to a question.

Kanye was dropped by Adidas for “harmful” and “dangerous” comments, costing him about $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 acknowledged that he had caused “hurt and confusion”.

“I will say I’m sorry to the people I hurt with ‘The Knockout’,” he told Morgan.

Musk makes fun of the mastodon

Meanwhile, Musk is targeting Mastodon, a rival social media network where many disgruntled users fled after the billionaire takeover of Twitter.

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

Among Mastodon’s high-profile defections include “God,” the popular parody account @TheTweetOfGod with 6.2 million followers which he insists is “not a parody, in fact a god.”

“Okay, I’m out,” the account wrote.

This is my last tweet. From now on you can find me at [Mastodon]. It’s been an amazing journey, and the journey continues. F**k you’re Elon Musk, you’re anti-union, megalomaniac, X Æ A-XII-son-calling piece sh*t. Please retweet this and then join me. Farewell.”

But because the formerly niche microblogging platform pulls in users, not everyone enjoys the experience.

One major difference is that, unlike Twitter which is one large centralized platform, Mastodon is a separate series of smaller user-run communities or “instances”, each with their own rules.

CNN columnist Jill Filipovich He wrote: “So uh anyone actually likes Mastodon? It’s like Twitter, except less intuitive, more decentralized, more echo chamber, more ethical, and we’ve given basic things like ‘servers’ completely unnecessary different names which they actually mean something else (“cases”)”. Well, it looks great. “

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

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

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

In the letter, the server owner said they “may change my mind about a bunch of moneros,” a form of cryptocurrency.

He added that due to the suspension on one of the servers, he was unable to transfer his account to another server. With the account suspended and the data deleted, the server owner can basically decide to destroy unilaterally [a] User account or hold them hostage? ” Asked.

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

“They accepted but all my tots and media were deleted by the server admins. So I can only move followers.” “But honestly it was put off by the Mastodon.”

Tracy Chu, developer of the online security app Block Party, also revealed that she was censored.

“In 13 years on Twitter not a single post has been removed, and in three weeks on Mastodon something has already been removed because of racism and sexism, ok,” she wrote.

The offending post read: “For the past few years I’ve been reading books by non-white, non-straight male authors (or a combination of them) and I loved it but now I’m thinking I need to go back to white male authors to study the psychology of the rich white men who control us all “.

Columnist Heidi Moore has criticized Mastodon for the way server owners can “gate guard”.

Moore was reacting to an interview money planet Co-founder Adam Davidson discussed the Mastodon community built for journalists – and how the owners decide who is a journalist and can join the server.

“Among the many disturbing things about Mastodon is that it enables status-chasing journalists to keep peers by judging whether they have enough clout or are useful for climbing the career ladder to others,” Moore wrote.

In response, poll Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight He said, “Mastodon seems to be a honey-pot for Hall Watcher personality types. Honestly, if Elon can get all Hall Watchers to migrate to Mastodon, it could be his greatest contribution to the betterment of humanity.”

Musk responded with a series of laughing and erupting emojis.

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

Mike Masnick, Editor-in-Chief TechDirtsuggesting that muskrats’ attacks on mastodons were motivated by fear.

“Elon,” he wrote, “frequently mocks Mastodon by noting that…he sees how big the key people go from here to there.”

The decision to reinstate Donald Trump’s account, which was permanently suspended in the wake of the January 2021 Capitol riot, is the latest move that caused a major division 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 his takeover.

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

While his account is no longer suspended, the former president questioned whether he would resume posting on Twitter.

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

“Vote yes now, but don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere. The social truth is special!” he wrote.

Musk officially reinstated Trump after a poll polled more than 15 million votes, with 52 percent in favor.

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

Originally published as ‘Shalom’: Kanye is back on Twitter after being banned for anti-Semitic posts

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