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Elon Musk Will Consider Allowing Alex Jones to Return to X

‘In general, since this platform aspires to be the global town square, permanent bans should be extremely rare’

Elon Musk Will Consider Allowing Alex Jones to Return to X

Elon Musk will consider allowing InfoWars host Alex Jones to return to X, formerly Twitter.

The billionaire’s comments comes after Tucker Carlson announced a new interview with Jones that will debut on X on Thursday evening.

“Alex Jones predicted 9-11, in detail and on camera, months before it happened. How did he do that? And why did the government decide to destroy him after he did? The full interview Thursday,” Carlson wrote in a Dec. 6 post.

The post included an edited video of a July 25, 2001 broadcast in which Jones refers to the World Trade Centers and Osama bin Laden as “a known CIA asset in the 80s” and “the boogeyman they need.”

Commentator The Quartering shared a video of Jones announcing his in-depth interview with Carlson wherein the InfoWars host thanks Carlson for his courage.

“When you’ve been deplatformed, the mainstream corporate media, the establishment, the CIA and the Justice Department that runs all this illegally, they then misrepresent who you are and really steal your identity,” Jones says. “So, I’m indebted to Tucker Carlson as is the rest of the country and the world for standing against the inflation, the wars, the open borders, the assault on American culture, the assault on families.”

The Quartering tagged Musk and wrote, “Think about how much letting Alex Jones BACK on X would make the machine rage.”

He added: “It’s time.”

Musk replied: “Will consider. In general, since this platform aspires to be the global town square, permanent bans should be extremely rare.”

Musk said that if Jones states something false on the platform, Community Notes “will correct him, whereas that would not be the case elsewhere.”

He concluded by suggesting he would create a poll to determine whether or not Jones will be permitted back on the platform.

A number of X users voiced their support for Jones’ return to the platform.

Shortly after Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, users rallied around the idea of allowing Jones to return.

When Musk asked what the platform should do next on Nov. 18, 2022, one user said, “Bring back Alex Jones!!!!”

Musk replied, “No.”

Libertarian podcaster Clint Russell called the billionaire’s response “tremendously disappointing.”

“It is clear you do not value free speech anywhere near the level you have spoken about repeatedly over the past year,” he wrote. “If this is a business decision I would appreciate an explanation as to why, at some point. This is not what you sold us on.”

Two days later, Musk elaborated on his refusal by quoting the Bible: “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

“My firstborn child died in my arms,” he wrote in a subsequent post. “I felt his last heartbeat. I have no mercy for anyone who would use the deaths of children for gain, politics or fame.”

Musk was referencing the fact that parents of children who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting sued Jones for calling the incident a hoax.

In October of last year, Jones was ordered by a Connecticut court to pay $965 million to the victims’ families. Last November, the families agreed to settle the total owed for $85 million over the course of 10 years.

Jones received a permanent suspension in 2018 after posting a video of the InfoWars host confronting CNN's Oliver Darcy. At the time, Twitter claimed the video violated the platforms abusive behavior policy.

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