Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Twitter suspended Yeh’s account after controversial tweet

The Twitter account of Yeh, formerly known as Kanye West, was suspended on Friday morning after the rapper posted a picture of a swastika with a Star of David.

Twitter’s new CEO, Elon Musk, confirmed the suspension in a tweet in response to the billionaire’s post of an unflattering photo, which Ye called his “last tweet”.

“I tried my best. Yet again he violated our policy against inciting violence. Account will be suspended,” Musk tweeted.

Yeh has made several anti-Semitic comments in recent weeks, including praising Hitler in an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Thursday. Yeh’s comments led to her being suspended from the social media platform, being dumped by her talent agency, and companies such as Adidas cutting ties with her. The sportswear manufacturer has also launched an investigation into his conduct.

In addition, it was announced on Thursday that it would no longer buy the right-wing social networking site Parlour.

Ye offered to buy the parlor in October. At the time, Yeh and Parlement Technologies, which owns Parler, said the acquisition would be completed in the last three months of the year. The sale price and other details were not disclosed.

“The decision was made in mid-November in the best interests of both parties,” Parlement Technologies said in a statement on Thursday. “Parlor will continue to seek future growth opportunities and platform development for our vibrant community.”

Parler is a small platform in the emerging space of far-right, libertarian social apps that promises little or no content moderation to remove hate speech, racism, and misinformation, among other objectionable material.

Parler launched in August 2018, but started gaining momentum by 2020. It was taken offline earlier that month in connection with the January 2021 insurrection on Capitol Hill. A month after the attack, the platform announced a relaunch, but it didn’t return to Google Play until September this year.

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