Source: www.foxnews.com : 2022-12-04 15:22:26 :
Elon Musk revealed he “personally wanted to punch” Kanye West after the rapper posted a photo of a swastika to Twitter.
“How are you going to balance the level to which we speak about the freedom of expression on Twitter?” Musk was asked during a Live Q&A regarding “Twitter files,” which revealed how the tech giant censored the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 election.
“I personally wanted to punch Kanye, so that was definitely inciting me to violence. That’s not cool,” Musk responded.
West, who now goes by the name Ye, was suspended from his Twitter account on Friday after posting a photo of a swastika inside the Star of David.
“I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended,” Musk posted on Twitter on Friday of West’s account.
Musk later explained West was suspended “because at some point you have to say what is incitement to violence because it is against the law in the U.S.”
“Posting swastikas in what obviously is not a good way is an incitement to violence.
“West’s account was previously temporarily suspended in October after he said he would go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.”
Kanye’s suspension comes as Musk shared bombshell information with Substack journalist Matt Taibbi last week regarding how Twitter suppressed Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Taibbi published a lengthy Twitter thread on Friday evening, walking readers through how Twitter officials suspended, banned and censored users who commented on the Biden laptop story.
“Some of the first tools for controlling speech were designed to combat the likes of spam and financial fraudsters. Slowly, over time, Twitter staff and executives began to find more and more uses for these tools. Outsiders began petitioning the company to manipulate speech as well: first a little, then more often, then constantly,” Taibbi wrote on Friday. “By 2020, requests from connected actors to delete tweets were routine. One executive would write to another: ‘More to review from the Biden team.’ The reply would come back: ‘Handled.'”
Twitter did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment on Musk’s latest remarks.
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