Africa: Elon Musk Purges Then Reinstates Pro-Palestine Accounts


Accounts that had been supportive of the Palestinian cause and critical of Zionist billionaire Bill Ackman were temporarily suspended

On January 9, X launched a massive purge of pro-Palestine accounts with large followings. Among those suspended in the purge include journalists and reporters such as Alan MacLeod, Ken Klippenstein, Rob Rousseau, and Steven Monacelli. Popular podcast True Anon Pod and leftist account @zei_squirrel were also among the accounts suspended. The eight accounts were reinstated later that same day.

Twitter has launched a massive purge against large accounts that have posted in support of Palestine. The purge has taken well-known activists, bloggers, podcasts, journalists such as Alan Mcleod, and even some from critical mainstream outlets like the Intercept’s Ken…— red. (@redstreamnet) January 9, 2024

The majority of the suspended accounts had been critical of Israel in some manner. Some of the suspended users speculated that their suspension has something to do with criticisms of the wife of Zionist billionaire Bill Ackman.

Ackman has been at the forefront of attacking Pro-Palestine student organizers, especially at his alma mater, Harvard University. Recently, Ackman was part of the crusade that resulted in former Harvard President Claudine Gay’s resignation. The fallout of this crusade has seen Ackman’s wife come under scrutiny for plagiarism herself, as well as for her ties to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

As Zei Squirrel wrote on substack, “I was just now in the middle of writing a thread about Bill Ackman’s depravity and lies, and I suddenly got a notice that I can no longer post because I am suspended… This is the only reason I can think of for why I would be suspended now, as my posts have not changed in any way from the past few months or years in content.”