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Twitter suspends Ye’s account anew

by Jericho Zafra

JUST nearly three weeks after Elon Musk reinstated the Twitter account of American rapper and songwriter Kanye West, who is now known as Ye, the latter has been suspended from the microblogging site again, this time over a swastika tweet.

According to the Jewish organization Anti-Defamation League, the swastika is an ancient religious symbol used in many cultures to signify fortune. The sign was adopted by Adolf Hitler and transformed into a representation of hatred.

The rapper’s tweet was deleted before his suspension. However, Twitter users were quick to take a screenshot of the tweet.

Ye was first suspended from the platform after posting tweets inciting harm to Jewish people.

Twitter’s CEO Musk said Ye’s swastika tweet “violated” the microblogging site’s rule against violence.

“I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended,” Musk replied to a Twitter user who tweeted, “Elon Fix Kanye, Please.”

Aside from Ye, Musk had also reinstated the banned account of former US President Donald Trump, who was suspended for posting a tweet that encouraged his supporters to stir US Capitol riots in 2021. 

Musk has been reinstating suspended accounts since mid-November.

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