X (formerly known as Twitter) has reinstated Kanye West's Twitter account.

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By Dipak Jaiswal             30 July 2023

West's account was suspended in December for violating the platform's rules on inciting violence.

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His suspension followed multiple antisemitic comments, leading to the loss of business deals with Adidas and Balenciaga.

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Musk, CEO of X, had previously described himself as a "free speech absolutist" but took action against West's incitement to violence.

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In April, X's safety team launched a content enforcement strategy, reducing the reach of violative tweets.

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Labeled tweets now receive 81% less reach or impressions, and the majority of tweet impressions are from content that complies with the rules.

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X's Violent Speech Policy prohibits violence incitement, harm-wishing, and threats, with some exceptions for artistic expression or viewpoints.

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Appeals can be submitted by users who believe their account was wrongfully suspended.

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The reason for West's account reactivation is not clear, and he has not posted on the platform yet.

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CNN has contacted X and West's representative but has not received a response.

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