"People Have Spoken": Elon Musk Restores X Account Of Alex Jones After User Poll

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by Tyler Durden
Monday, Dec 11, 2023 - 09:55 AM

Update (1255ET): 

At 1 pm EST, a discussion will take place on X Spaces between host Mario Nawfal and Alex Jones. The focus of their conversation will likely be centered on Elon Musk's decision to reinstate Jones on the free speech social media platform. 

"Big Tech's de-platforming playbook that got people like @Cobratate banned from all socials, was created for @RealAlexJones back in 2017," Nawfal said. 

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"The people have spoken, and so it shall be," Elon Musk posted on X in reply to a poll on Saturday asking users whether to reinstate Alex Jones' account. 

"Reinstate Alex Jones on this platform?" Musk asked. Nearly two million X users voted, with more than 70% voting in favor of Jones' return. 

Jones' account was banned under old Twitter in September 2018 for violating the platform's abusive behavior policy. 

As of early Sunday morning, Jones' X account has been reinstated. 

The self-proclaimed "free speech absolutist" billionaire said Jones is welcomed on the platform but added: "He cannot break the law." 

Restoring Jones's account came days after the Infowars blog founder sat down with Tucker Carlson for an interview.