Musk reinstates conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to X

Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been reinstated to X.

Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been reinstated to X. Photo: AAP

Social media platform X is showing the account of US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been reinstated after a poll of the site’s users backed his return.

“The people have spoken and so it shall be,” Elon Musk posted in reply to a poll on Saturday on whether to reinstate Jones’ account.

Close to two million votes were cast by the time the poll closed, with about 70 per cent voting in favour of Jones’ return.

Since Musk’s takeover of the platform, it has reinstated previously suspended accounts, including that of former US president Donald Trump.

X did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment asking for confirmation of the same.

The platform formerly known as Twitter permanently banned Jones and his website Infowars in 2018, saying that the accounts had violated its behaviour policies.

The ban came weeks after Apple, YouTube, and Facebook took down podcasts and channels from Jones, citing community standards.

Jones, who has promoted conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook school shooting, was last year ordered to pay nearly $US1.5 billion ($2.3 billion) in damages to relatives of the victims. Among his claims are that they were actors who staged the shooting as part of a government plot to seize Americans’ guns.


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