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Kanye West is suspended from Twitter after praising Hitler

Kanye West is suspended from Twitter after praising Hitler

Kanye West has been suspended from Twitter after posting an image of a swastika, hours after he praised Hitler and made anti-Semitic jokes in an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The American rapper, 45, who has legally changed his name to Ye, was allowed back on the social media platform just two weeks ago after being banned for other anti-Semitic posts.

Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter, confirmed that West had been suspended for violating its policies against incitement to violence. He had shared an image of a swastika intertwined with a Star of David.

Responding to a Twitter user who asked him to "fix Kanye", Musk said: "I tried my best. Regardless, he has again violated our rule against incitement to violence. The account will be suspended. "

West posted a screenshot showing he was locked out of his Twitter account for 12 hours on Truth Social, the social media platform created by Donald Trump, the former US president. Kanye West has been widely condemned for a series of anti-Semitic comments in recent months and has been dropped from several brands, including Adidas, over the remarks. He sparked further controversy on Thursday when clips of him praising the Nazi leader circulated on social media.

In the interview with Infowars, the far-right conspiracy theory website owned by Jones, West said, "I like Hitler."

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