Alex Jones returns to X after user poll overrules previous ban

Five years ago, Alex Jones, notorious conspiracy theorist, was expelled from Twitter by the platform’s safety team. Today, however, he finds himself back on the same forum, now named X. The key player behind this surprising event is none other than Elon Musk. Last weekend, Musk took to X and threw a poll at the masses: should Jones get his golden ticket back to the platform? The crowd went wild, and nearly two million folks cast their votes. Lo and behold, a whopping 70 percent were all for Jones’s comeback. Reinstate Alex Jones on this platform?Vox Populi, Vox Dei.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2023 Musk had previously insisted that Jones, known for spreading conspiracy theories about Sandy Hook, had no place on X. Nevertheless, ahead of an interview with Jones hosted by Tucker Carlson and streamed on X, Musk appeared to change his stance. “The platform aspires to be an international meeting place, and as such, permanent bans should be very few,” Musk announced, justifying his decision to hold the poll. When the results came out on Saturday, Musk took to X and said, “The people have spoken, and so it shall be.” Alex Jones is back Jones is known for disseminating a myriad of conspiracy theories through his well-known show, InfoWars. He marked his return to the platform by streaming a lengthy, nearly three-hour interview. Throughout the conversation, Musk joined in alongside a range of other right-wing figures. These included influencer and alleged rapist Andrew Tate and GOP…Alex Jones returns to X after user poll overrules previous ban

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