Twitter unbans Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson & Babylon Bee

CEO Elon Musk says a decision on Donald Trump hasn't been made.

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Long before he actually owned the website, Elon Musk spoke openly about how he would unban many of the currently banned accounts on Twitter if he were in charge. As a self-proclaimed proponent of free speech, it was a matter he brought up on several occasions. With some time under his belt now as Twitter CEO, Elon Musk has established new guidelines for what people can say on twitter, and how the company will handle hate speech. With the new rules established, Musk announced that the Twitter accounts for Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson, and The Babylon Bee have all been reinstated.

Musk tweeted earlier today to share the new guidelines for “free speech” on Twitter.

A screenshot of the Elon Musk tweet that reads "Kathie Griffin, Jordan Peterson & Babylon Bee have been reinstated. Trump decision has not yet been made.

In a follow-up tweet, he announced the reinstatement of three high-profile accounts that were previously banned. Actress Kathie Griffin was suspended on November 6, 2022 for impersonating Elon Musk on Twitter. Jordan Peterson was banned back in June 2022, prior to the Musk takeover, for harmful comments made toward transgender actor Elliot Page. Satirical news site The Babylon Bee was also suspended for transphobic remarks made prior to the Elon Musk tenure.

Perhaps the most infamous banned account in the history of Twitter is Donald Trump’s. While Elon Musk had stated his intentions to unban the former US President prior to becoming Twitter’s CEO, he has hesitated to actually do so since stepping into the role. In his tweet today, Musk stated that a decision on Trump’s Twitter account “has not yet been made.”

With the establishment of yet another overhaul to Twitter’s existing rules and practices, we could very well see more accounts unbanned on Twitter. For the latest updates on the social media website, Shacknews has the information you need.

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    November 18, 2022 11:50 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Twitter unbans Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson & Babylon Bee

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      November 18, 2022 11:53 AM

      One out of three ain't bad?

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      November 18, 2022 12:10 PM

      Nice to see what the priorities are in these trying times.

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      November 18, 2022 12:38 PM

      Were they unbanned or was the person responsible for maintaining bans just sacked?

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        November 18, 2022 12:54 PM


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        November 18, 2022 12:56 PM

        Griffin was banned for being TOO funny. She’s hilarious. You might remember her from her great roles such as:

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          November 18, 2022 12:57 PM

          I actually follow her on Twitter, she's awesome.

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      November 18, 2022 1:00 PM

      Did Musk buy the site just to unban Bablyon Bee? Granted, LibsofTikTok is worse that the Bee. He's totally unbanning Trump. I am nuking my account as soon as it he does.

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      November 18, 2022 1:03 PM

      Trump decision not yet made oh yes, do it now so he can launch his campaign and bring all the maga fans with him from truthsocial


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