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LIVE NOW: Elon Musk Reinstates Alex Jones’ X Account

Host of Info Wars, Alex Jones, has been reinstated  on X (previously known as Twitter) after being banned from the social media platform since 2018.

Jones’ long awaited reinstatement comes after Elon Musk posted a poll on X asking users to vote if Jones should be restored to the platform.

Over 1,966,000 people participated in the poll, with over 70% calling for Jones to be unbanned.

X users were up early on Sunday morning celebrating Jones’ return.

Take a look:

Here’s what NPR shared:

Elon Musk has restored the X account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, pointing to a poll on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter that came out in favor of the Infowars host who repeatedly called the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax.

It poses new uncertainty for advertisers, who have fled X over concerns about hate speech appearing alongside their ads, and is the latest divisive public personality to get back their banned account.

Musk posted a poll on Saturday asking if Jones should be reinstated, with the results showing 70% of those who responded in favor. Early Sunday, Musk tweeted, “The people have spoken and so it shall be.”

A few hours later, Jones’ posts were visible again — the last one from 2018, when the company permanently banned him and his Infowars show for abusive behavior.

Musk, who has described himself as a free speech absolutist, said the move was about protecting those rights. In response to a user who posted that “permanent account bans are antithetical to free speech,” Musk wrote, “I find it hard to disagree with this point.”

Here was the orginal video that got Jones’ banned:


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