One of the United States’ most notorious white supremacists is once again on Twitter.
On Tuesday, the social media company reinstated the account of Nick Fuentes, the broadcaster and racist activist whose profile rose dramatically after dining at Mar-a-Lago with former President Donald Trump and Kanye West.
Elon Musk restored the verified account of white nationalist and antisemite Nick Fuentes.
No other mainstream website allows this guy to have an account. pic.twitter.com/1iVxS3dfo7
— Michael Edison Hayden (@MichaelEHayden) January 24, 2023
In November, West, who goes by the name Ye, traveled to Mar-A-Lago to meet with Trump. At the time, West had just begun his monthslong spree of antisemitic media appearances. Fuentes was part of West’s entourage that night.
Trump later said he did not know who Fuentes was but reportedly avoided criticizing him for fear of alienating Fuentes’ fan base.
But Fuentes is well-known in far right groups. He hosts an online show in which he has denied the Holocaust and called for the death of “globalists,” a term often used as a dog whistle for Jews.
Fuentes later accompanied West during an appearance on Alex Jones’ Infowars, during which West denied the Holocaust and said “I love Hitler.”
He was originally banned from Twitter in December 2021 for repeated violations of rules against hate speech. He was banned again after starting a new account shortly after Elon Musk’s acquisition of the platform.Fuentes joins a long list of white supremacists and antisemites who have been reinstated to Twitter since Musk took over.
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