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Musk invokes first child’s death as reason for Alex Jones Twitter ban

Elon Musk invoked the memory of his late infant child when explaining why he won’t allow conspiracy theorist Alex Jones back onto Twitter.

Jones, the host of the popular Infowars podcast, repeatedly told his millions of followers that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, in which 20 first-graders and six educators were killed, was a hoax that was staged by “crisis actors” to enact more gun control.

Last month, Jones was ordered to pay in excess of $1.44 billion in damages to the families of the victims.

“I felt his last heartbeat,” Musk tweeted, adding: “I have no mercy for anyone who would use the deaths of children for gain, politics or fame.”

Dotcom, the German-born founder of the now-defunct file hosting service Megaupload who is wanted by the Justice Department for crimes including copyright infringement and racketeering, urged Musk to allow Jones back onto Twitter “in the interest of real free speech.”

The Justice Department has sought Dotcom’s extradition from his place of exile in New Zealand.

“Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven,” Musk tweeted at Harris, a critic of the mogul who has advocated for maintaining the ban on Trump.

Twitter permanently banned Jones in 2018 citing videos and posts that “violate our abusive behavior policy.”

Jones has also been de-platformed by major tech firms such as YouTube, Apple, Facebook and Spotify.

In 2002, Musk and his first wife, Justine Musk, welcomed their first son, Nevada Alexander Musk. But the boy tragically died of sudden infant death syndrome at the age of 10 weeks.

The couple went on to have a set of twins — Griffin and Xavier Musk — in 2004 and a set of triplets — Kai, Saxon and Damian Musk — in 2006, a total of five children.

Six weeks after filing for divorce from Justine Musk, Elon Musk got engaged to British actress Talulah Riley. The two would go on to get married in 2010.

Category: Technology

Source: New York Post

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