Twitter Furious as Elon Musk Reinstates Editor of Neo-Nazi Website One Day After Kanye West Debacle

In a transfer we solely want was a joke, Elon Musk has reinstated the Twitter account of Andrew Anglin, proprietor of the Neo-nazi web site The Day by day Stormer. 

Anglin’s Twitter account has been suspended since 2013 for causes that bear little rationalization. Now, simply days after rapper Ye, also referred to as Kanye West, touted his love of Hitler on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ discuss present and was subsequently suspended (once more) for posting an image of a swastika contained in the Star of David, Musk has revived Anglin’s account. 

The transfer has brought about rightful outrage from individuals on Twitter who’re confused, dumbfounded, and altogether demoralized by all that’s occurred within the final 24 hours. 

Anglin has blatantly stated he believes in ethnic cleaning and an authoritarian authorities. He’s known as Hitler “cool,” stated ladies “need to be crushed, raped and locked in cages,” and lives by the mantra WWHD (What Would Hitler Do), in keeping with Southern Poverty Regulation Middle. Anglin’s opinions have even rubbed different racists the flawed method, proving to be too blatant, too crude, and too provocative even for his or her liking.

Final month, Anglin was ordered to be arrested by a Montana choose for evading a $14 million judgment delivered to him in 2019, in keeping with the Related Press. The judgment was the results of an antisemitic harassment marketing campaign he orchestrated in 2017 in opposition to a Montana household. Anglin repeatedly despatched threatening messages and even shared private data on-line, together with photos of their younger son.

Sadly, Anglin isn’t the primary white nationalist Musk has reinstated, which comes after the billionaire promised to grant “common amnesty” for all suspended accounts.

Anglin’s reinstatement marks a pivotal second in Twitter’s historical past, one which displays poorly on the corporate and raises quite a few crimson flags for the place the way forward for “free speech” is headed on the platform.

In one in all his first tweets since returning to the platform, Anglin stated, “I don’t need hassle.” He has additionally stated he hopes to “normalize” the beliefs of white nationalists like himself, in keeping with ADL. In that very same assertion, which reads like one thing out of Hitler’s mouth, Anglin stated he hopes we get to some extent the place “you’ll be able to say this stuff that we consider within the open, publicly, with out being bodily attacked, with out shedding your job, with out getting kicked off of the web.”

All now we have to say to that’s it’s your transfer now, Elon.

In response to the Anti-Defamation League, antisemitic incidents reached an “all-time excessive” in 2021, and 2022 is on an identical monitor. This contains assault, harassment, and vandalism. For extra data on the hazards of antisemitic rhetoric and what you are able to do to cease it, see the American Jewish Committee’s Name to Motion Towards Antisemitism in America.