Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is reportedly considering allowing Alex Jones, the bombastic host of InfoWars, back onto X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. Jones appeared on former Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s show, which was shown on X on Thursday, prompting calls for Jones’ return to the platform.
In a video posted on Thursday, Jones requested that Musk watch the interview and consider letting him back on the platform.
In the interview, Jones made some shocking claims — for instance, saying that one day soon he might “disappear like Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
“The more they throw against me, the more support I get, and it’s really become a historic battle,” Jones told Carlson. “If I’m completely banned and defanged and shut down and can’t operate, only then would I try to evacuate somewhere to try to keep my show on the air. But… once they disrupt and shut down something, it’s very hard to restart it.”
Getting back on X might make it more difficult for the “they” Jones is referencing to completely remove his voice.
Jones and InfoWars were removed from Twitter in 2018 when the platform concluded, at that time, that he was exhibiting “abusive behavior” on the platform. Twitter had lagged behind other…