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Fri Dec 2, 2022, 03:03 AM

 

Elon Musk suspends Kanye West from Twitter for inciting violence

Source: BBC

Kanye West has been banned from Twitter again and accused of "inciting violence" over offensive tweets - a month after his account was reinstated.

The US rapper, who now goes by the name Ye, posted a series of erratic tweets - one of which appeared to show a symbol combining a swastika and a Jewish star.

Twitter's new boss Elon Musk was asked by one user to "fix Kanye".

Musk tweeted that West had "violated our rule against incitement to violence".

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-63826675

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Reply Elon Musk suspends Kanye West from Twitter for inciting violence (Original post)
Temeret Dec 2 OP
BigmanPigman Dec 2 #1
Obvious85 Dec 2 #17
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2 #2
Behind the Aegis Dec 2 #3
oldsoftie Dec 2 #10
GB_RN Dec 2 #4
live love laugh Dec 2 #5
yonder Dec 2 #6
2naSalit Dec 2 #7
yonder Dec 2 #22
yardwork Dec 2 #14
womanofthehills Dec 2 #26
Skittles Dec 2 #8
groundloop Dec 2 #18
Skittles Dec 2 #27
highplainsdem Dec 2 #9
SouthernDem4ever Dec 2 #11
C_U_L8R Dec 2 #12
SouthernDem4ever Dec 2 #13
rpannier Dec 2 #15
catbyte Dec 2 #16
NullTuples Dec 2 #19
samsingh Dec 2 #20
keithbvadu2 Dec 2 #21
NullTuples Dec 2 #23
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2 #24
Behind the Aegis Dec 2 #25
jmowreader Dec 3 #28
ck4829 Dec 5 #29

Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 03:10 AM

1. Elon is a hypocritical loser and will somehow justify

allowing him back on Twitter before long.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 09:32 AM

17. Just the fact that he banned Dumbye again days after reinstating him

shows what a hypocrite he is. Elon is not doing this out of any sense of values or right/wrong, it's purely because he is feeling the heat of all his advertisers dumping him. He can't defend Kanye, though I'm sure he would prefer to

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 03:17 AM

2. One high profile ban to distract from opening floodgates for filthy lies & pollution. . nt

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 03:17 AM

3. How long before the Jews are blamed?

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 06:56 AM

10. Probably not long; they're blamed for everything ELSE

I'll never understand it. The Jews are probably the ONE group who really don't do anything to anyone. I've never seen Jews insisting on certain laws to be passed because of their beliefs. Or blowing up shopping malls or buses. Or pushing for government to change how they do things to better fit their way of thinking. Or push for special treatment. Etc Etc.

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 03:26 AM

4. To Paraphrase Musk Himself...

I guess Elon hates free speech*.

*Musk accused Apple of hating free speech in a tweet after Apple cut back advertising on Twitter and rumors were floating that Apple was getting ready to kill Twitter in its App Store.

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 04:13 AM

5. Musk himself is banning people? Incredibly dumb move.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 04:40 AM

6. Agree. Even if he can't rise above micro-managing those decisions,

he needs to appear to be above doing so and leave that to his "system" or whatever might be left of it.

Incredibly bad optics otherwise. Then again, from the looks of it, he could give a shit. What a mess. Good gawd does he not have any filters?

It's looking more and more as if he is intentionally driving it to the ground

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Response to yonder (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 05:11 AM

7. he is intentionally driving it to the ground...

No "if" about it.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 01:40 PM

22. 44 billion bucks and untold value invested by the community

who choose, perhaps soon chose, to use it. I'm not sure he can cover his 44b. There's no way he can cover the lost user value if his platform suffers the demise it looks to be headed for.

Does he have a plan through tax write-offs or other mechanisms to recoup his personal lost value? Who knows? I think it would be safe to say that Twitter's user community will be the last to know but the first to suffer if he does succeed in scuttling it.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 07:26 AM

14. Musk has been suspending the accounts of reporters for no reason.

That's why I deleted my twitter account earlier this week.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 03:10 PM

26. Just curious- what reporters accounts were suspended?

Plus there are many types of suspensions. Some some short like 12 hrs - some long.

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 05:27 AM

8. can someone tell me why Kanye became a white supremacist

I mean, WTF

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Response to Skittles (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 09:40 AM

18. The same as ALL white supremacists - severe mental illness

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Response to groundloop (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 08:03 PM

27. I hear you

I feel very sorry for Kanye's children.....

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 06:42 AM

9. I checked Twitter this morning and found a "FAFO" tweet from Musk. No further

explanation there, but after last night's craziness it really wasn't necessary. The free speech absolutists are angry, though. They want to know exactly how Ye was inciting violence.

And there were enough accusations that Musk had suspended Ye for posting an unflattering photo that Musk felt it necessary to tweet this:


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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 07:06 AM

11. So twitter has a limit to hate speech?

Some is ok some is not. Who knew it would become a hate fest - well we actually did didn't we?

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 07:12 AM

12. The line is whether it embarrasses Musk or not

Quite arbitrary and self-serving. He isn't exactly lifting Twitter to new heights.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 07:17 AM

13. Very true.

I keep reminding people that complain about twitter policies that it's not a public service - hell it's no longer public company. Musk can be the brat that owns the toy store and not share at will and make the rules as to who can play and who can't. He can be the bull in the china shop he owns. So they can bitch away looking for a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Best way to handle it is to not use the system.

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 07:28 AM

15. Knowing Musk, there probably was a twit by ye criticizing Musk

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 07:49 AM

16. Good. Ye probably insulted him, lol, but Musk has to know that he's skating on thin ice with the EU

as it is and the last thing he needs is for Twitter to be banned there. I wonder how many advertisers are bailing out now?

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 10:49 AM

19. Yeah, right AFTER the EU threatened to ban Twitter for hate speech


CEO decisions have consequences, it turns out.

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 11:02 AM

20. musk never should have reinstated the loser kanye

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 11:42 AM

21. Kanye... attention whore

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 01:44 PM

23. Gotta love how this is being reframed to make Musk look decent.


Funny how he didn't give Ye the boot though, until after this happened:

https://www.marca.com/en/lifestyle/celebrities/2022/12/02/6389974c22601d50358b4596.html

(hint: it was about Elon's ego, not Ye's bigotry)

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 02:10 PM

24. Never mind that Trump did the same.

What's the difference I wonder?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 02:33 PM

25. The former Squatter-in-Chief posted the same thing?

He equated Jews to Nazis?

"What's the difference I wonder?" Do you? I wonder why.

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Sat Dec 3, 2022, 08:25 PM

28. Tell the truth, Elon

You suspended Ye for ridiculing you, didnít you?

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Response to Temeret (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2022, 06:35 AM

29. Nah, it was because of the paparazzi pic

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