Elon Musk has just restored the accounts of Jordan Peterson, the Babylon Bee, Kathy Griffin, and possibly others.
Musk announced the bans had been lifted today, dubbing the move “Freedom Friday.”
However, Musk revealed that the decision about President Donald Trump’s account will be made at a later date.
“Kathie Griffin, Jorden Peterson & Babylon Bee have been reinstated.” he tweeted.
“Trump decision has not yet been made.”
Kathie Griffin, Jorden Peterson & Babylon Bee have been reinstated.
Trump decision has not yet been made.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2022
Renowned clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson was banned from the social media platform earlier this year for a post about transgender actress Elliot Page.
He previously wrote that he would rather die than compromise on telling the truth about the Oscar nominee’s biological sex.
Peterson’s first tweet after his account was restored was the iconic photo of Jack Nicholson from “The Shining,” captioned, “I’m back.
I'm back. Thanks @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/MnWWNDACGD
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) November 18, 2022
Musk also reinstated the banned account of the satire website The Babylon Bee.
“We’re back. Let that sink in,” said The Babylon Bee in a nod to Musk’s recent acquisition of the platform.
The outlet was banned from the social media site earlier this year for an article that jokingly named Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine as “Man of the Year.”
Levine is a biological male who claims female “identity.”
Musk is a vocal fan of The Babylon Bee and a former guest on the outlet’s podcast.
According to Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon, Musk consulted with the company’s leadership before launching his bid to acquire Twitter.
“Musk reached out to us before he polled his followers about Twitter’s commitment to free speech,” Dillon reported.
“He wanted to confirm that we had, in fact, been suspended.
“He even mused on that call that he might need to buy Twitter. Now he’s the largest shareholder and has a seat on the board.”
Twitter initially refused to revoke the decision to lock The Babylon Bee’s account.
According to Dillon, the company wrote: “Our support team has determined that a violation did take place, and therefore we will not overturn our decision.”
Musk also reinstated the account of Hollywood leftist Kathy Griffin.
Griffin was recently suspended for impersonating Musk’s account to spread pro-Democrat propaganda ahead of the midterms.