X: Elon Musk reinstates Fuentes account back, receives blast

The Anti-Defamation League, which describes Fuentes as a “white supremacist leader” who has “united disparate groups within what was until recently known as the alt right,” issued a warning Friday morning amid speculation of Fuentes’ return to the platform, saying in a post: “We are concerned that white supremacist influencer Nick Fuentes may be officially welcomed back on X.”

Just hours after billionaire X owner Elon Musk reinstated the account of self-proclaimed white supremacist Nick Fuentes on his platform, the hard-right Gen-Z activist on Saturday slammed the Anti-Defamation League after it was criticized by Musk.

Musk replied to that post Saturday afternoon, arguing the “ADL is still fighting yesterday’s battles,” to which Fuentes responded: “ADL lost, Patriots won.”


Since returning to Twitter, now known as X, last night, Fuentes has also replied to a post from notorious social media star Andrew Tate—who faces allegations of sex trafficking in Romania—with Fuentes appearing to stand in solidarity with Tate, writing, “One struggle.”

Fuentes and Musk have sparred with the ADL in recent years, with Musk threatening a lawsuit against the organization last September, claiming the group hurt X’s advertising revenue over critical statements to advertisers, and ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt criticizing Fuentes’ comments praising Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Twitter suspended Fuentes in December 2021 for “repeated violations,” which made it one of many platforms to ban him, behind Reddit, Spotify, TikTok and YouTube, which Fuentes blasted at the time as a “concerted effort by leftists, conservative inc gatekeepers and silicon valley censors to silence” him.

Fuentes’ account was initially restored last January, after Musk took over the platform now called X, though the platform suspended the account once again just days later after facing widespread criticism.

Fuentes broke into the public eye during his freshman year at Boston University when he said he received death threats for attending the racist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a driver rammed his car into a group of counter-protesters, injuring nearly three dozen people and killing one.

Fuentes went on to found the hard-right America First Political Action Conference in 2020 in a bid to distance himself from the Conservative Political Action Coalition, and in 2021 referred to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots as “awesome.”

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