ELON Musk has reinstated the X/Twitter accounts of the far-right political agitator Tommy Robinson and former Daily Mail columnist Katie Hopkins.

Both had previously been banned for the site for violating rules on “hateful conduct”.

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was permanently banned in 2018.

At the time Twitter executives did not give a specific reason for the ban but Yaxley-Lennon believed it was due to his opinion that “Islam promotes killing people”.

He has previous criminal convictions for violence, stalking, financial fraud and public order offences.

The English Defence League founder thanked Musk for allowing him back onto the platform.

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“I've been censored, attacked, slandered & imprisoned for shining a light on uncomfortable truths that our government wish to hide,” he said.

“The public are now aware I was telling the truth. We have lots to do."

Hopkins was permanantly suspended from the site in 2020.

Once again Twitter bosses did not cite specific tweets penned by Hopkins although she was accused by critics of using the site to spread racial hatred.

She also thanked Musk for allowing her and Robinson to use the site once more.

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“Thank you @elonmusk And thank you to all the Twitter family who have brought Tommy & I back to X," she said. 

"Know this. You are not alone. We are many. And we are stronger together. The fight back for your freedom is on."

The reinstatement came after Musk responded to a tweet describing Robinson and Hopkins as “two of the most sense talking people on the invasion issue”.

The tech billionaire said: “Why are their account handles on this platform? Free speech is allowed, provided laws are not broken.”