Kanye West Returns to Twitter After Ban for Anti-Semitic Post

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Kanye West returned to Twitter on Sunday morning after he was temporarily banned for an anti-Semitic rant.

The rapper, now known as Ye, tweeted Sunday: “Testing Testing Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked.”

Once he realized he could access the account, he followed up with a post greeting his Jewish followers — and detractors — writing: “Shalom,” along with a happy face.

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The hip-hop star was locked out of Twitter following an Oct. 8 tweet, when he threatened to go “death con 3 on Jewish people. ”

The platform replaced his post with a message saying: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules.”

The next day, the company confirmed it had taken action against West. “The account in question has been locked due to a violation of Twitter’s policies,” a Twitter spokesperson said.

West’s return to Twitter came on the same weekend that the platform’s new owner, Elon Musk, said he lifted a ban on former President Donald Trump.

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The embattled ex-president was “suspended” from Twitter in 2021, following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Twitter said at the time, “We have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”

The social media site has been in chaos since late October, when Musk closed a $44 billion deal to acquire the company. He fired thousands of employees, and hundreds more quit when he gave remaining staffers an ultimatum to commit to “extremely hardcore” work or leave.

He also announced a plan to sell blue verification checkmarks, but quickly scrapped that plan after it went sideways and caused widespread confusion.