Alex Berenson Drops Tantalizing Tidbit About His Return to Twitter, Elon Musk Has Questions

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We’ve been seeing a lot of questionable Twitter suspensions, seemingly aimed at people for having “dissenting opinions,” to quote Elon Musk. In other words, for going against whatever the current liberal narrative is. Jordan Peterson was suspended for using Elliot Page’s former name in a description of the actor. Dave Rubin was suspended for reporting on the suspension. Then on Wednesday, Breaking 911 was suspended after they reported on the video ad that Arizona Republican candidate Jerone Davison did depicting Democrats in Klan robes and talking about the “need” for an AR-15. It’s not clear exactly why they were suspended, as Twitter has given conflicting answers. Both Rubin and Breaking 911 have been reinstated.


However, one person who was suspended last August has now settled his lawsuit against Twitter. Alex Berenson is now back on the platform. He had been suspended for multiple violations of their coronavirus misinformation policy.

According to Berenson, Twitter acknowledged that his suspension was in error, that his tweets should not have led to his suspension. Nice way to keep someone with “dissenting opinions” off the platform for almost a year.

Berenson also had a few things to say about the media that trumpeted and seemed to revel in his suspension.

And I can’t wait for Insider and NBC News and everyone else who drooled over my suspension in August 2021 and later to devote equal space to the fact that I’m back and Twitter’s admission it should not have banned me. Much more, actually, because this has NEVER happened before.

There was this funny bit, thanking Twitter.

Brandon Borrman, Twitter’s former director of communications, whose accidental honesty proved very helpful;

Twitter and its lawyers, without whose arrogance and overreliance on Section 230 we could not have survived the motion to dismiss;


But it was this part of his statement that got the most attention.

You know what it took Twitter to admit it shouldn’t have done what it did?

You do not, and I can’t tell you, because the statement is all I can say about the settlement.

Except I need to add one thing. The settlement does not end my investigation into the pressures that the government may have placed on Twitter to suspend my account. I will have more to say on that issue in the near future. I made a promise to readers last month, and I take my promises to readers seriously.

That raises a lot of questions. What did the Biden team do to try to do to stomp on him?

Elon Musk wanted to know as well.

Musk had also questioned Peterson’s suspension.

Berenson responded that he was unable to comment because of the settlement.

If Musk can finish the deal to buy Twitter, then he will likely find out the answer to this question. But one has to think a lot is going on behind the scenes to clean things up, because if he comes in and sees things that haven’t come out, he may not be quiet about what he finds.



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