Elon Musk’s Twitter Reinstates Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin’s Account – Rolling Stone

Almost immediately upon having his account reinstated, Anglin tweeted a response to rapper Ye praising Hitler and denying the Holocaust on Alex Jones’ show. “Saying you love Hitler is not even a big deal,” Anglin wrote, “no one cares about that. The man died 80 years ago.” Anglin also endorsed Ye in his presidential run.

Musk suspended Ye from Twitter Thursday night after he tweeted out an image of a swastika intertwined with a Star of David. 

The return of an avowed neo-Nazi to Twitter under Musk’s guarantee to reinstate banned accounts reinforces the concerns brought forth by civil society groups and advertisers over his handling of content standards on the platform. Under Musk, prominent white nationalists including Patrick Casey and Richard Spencer have reportedly been reinstated or been able to verify their accounts through Twitter’s recently launched pay-for-verification scheme. 

In October, Musk promised advertisers that the platform would not become a  “free-for-all hellscape” once he was in charge. But ess than three months into his tenure, the platform has become a playground for gleeful extremists rejoicing at their renowned access to a global follower base. The New York Times released a report on Friday showing that hate speech on the platform has soared dramatically since Musk’s takeover

Elon Musk’s Twitter Reinstates Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin’s Account – Rolling Stone