Friday saw the restoration of Jordan Peterson’s DailyWire+ host account, according to Twitter CEO Elon Musk.
Musk said that the “new Twitter policy is freedom of expression, but not freedom of reach.”
What happened to Peterson’s Twitter account?
Following a post on June 22, 2022, regarding the transgender actress Elliot Page, Peterson, 60, a Canadian media figure, clinical psychologist, writer, and senior lecturer at the University of Toronto, was banned from the social networking site.
According to Twitter’s warning to Peterson, “You may not incite violence against, threaten, or harass other individuals on the grounds of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, handicap, or severe illness.”
You accept that your Tweet broke Twitter’s rules by clicking Delete. Peterson has said in the past that he would sooner die than delete his tweet concerning the Oscar nominee’s biological sex.
Later that day, he was banned from Twitter for allegedly breaking their policies against discriminatory behavior.
The fact that Peterson used Ellen Page instead of the current Elliott Page’s name while referring to the latter is one reason for his exclusion.
Peterson Tweets on his comeback
Peterson tweeted a picture of Jack Nicholson from “The Shining” as soon as his account was activated again. “I am back. Thank you, @elonmusk,” he said.
When Peterson was first banned from Twitter, he sent a message to the business’s previous CEO, Parag Agrawal, criticizing him for his “censorious and judging action, conducted in the murky backdrop of your equally mysterious firm.”
Peterson further emphasized the opaqueness of the appeals procedure for his account restoration. He said that free expression is responsible for Twitter’s existence. Shortly after acquiring control of the business, Musk fired Agrawal.