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Elon Musk appears to personally get involved in banning antisemitic Twitter user

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Elon Musk on Thursday appeared personally involved in the removal of a Twitter account that posted anti-Semitic content and glorified Palestinian terrorism against Israelis.

Twitter user Ian Miles Cheong alerted Musk to an account called the Jisr Collective by tagging Musk in a screenshot post of the account’s tweet.

Another post called the Mizrahi Jews — Jews from the Middle East — “traitors who joined the white supremacist Zionists,” hoping to escape persecution in Arab and Islamic countries after the birth of the State of Israel. It may refer to the 850,000 Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews who were forced out.

“We all know what happens to traitors,” the user appeared threatening.

Cheong said the Jisr Collective is “a terrorist group that actively promotes and glorifies violence against Jews. I have.”

Mr. Musk replied that such posts were “not good.” After some time, the account seems to be no longer active.

The move seemed to contrast Musk’s frequent belief that Twitter had become too restrictive prior to the acquisition.

Musk made changes to the site after the purchase — firing or urging hundreds of staff members to quit, including executives responsible for ensuring the platform was hate-free — hateful language and harassment surged on the site.

Online networks are using Musk’s ownership as an opportunity to initiate full coverage of malicious content on their sites.

This sparked concern among rights groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, which called for a boycott of the ad, with Musk tweeting that ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt was “defaming” him. .

Monday, Musk admired The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Twitter account says more countries like Israel should use the platform.

The ministry gained support after Kanye West responded to the “Shalom” tweet with humor and a smiley emoji when he returned to the platform after being banned for anti-Semitic remarks.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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