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Elon Musk says Kanye West suspended from Twitter after swastika tweet

by Rachel Lerman, Cat Zakrzewski and Ellen Francis

Elon Musk said he suspended rapper Ye’s account after he shared an image of a swastika combined with the Star of David, the latest in a series of decisions by Twitter’s new owner that are shifting the way the social media site treats rule-breaking users.

In recent weeks, Musk has conducted informal Twitter polls before saying he would reinstate suspended accounts including former president Donald Trump, as well as saying that the site’s new policy would be “freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach” — adding that negative and hate tweets will be made less visible.

“I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended,” Musk wrote overnight to a Twitter user telling him to “fix Kanye.”…

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