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(LifeSiteNews) — Hunter Biden laptop expert Jack Maxey has been allowed to return to Twitter/X, more than two years after being suspended by the social network’s previous left-wing management, but just one week after LifeSiteNews launched a campaign calling for him to be freed from Twitter jail. 

Maxey is a former co-host of Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast, regular guest on LifeSite’s Faith & Reason, and the journalist who helped first bring to light contents of a laptop presidential son Hunter Biden had abandoned in a Delaware computer repair shop before the 2020 election.

As previously reported by LifeSite, in February 2022 he announced that he had provided material from the laptop to the New York Times, and put them on notice that he would be going to Switzerland to make its entire contents available to international law enforcement. Within days, the Times – which had previously joined the chorus branding it “Russian disinformation” – acknowledged its authenticity.

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Maxey saw his Twitter account suspended on March 9, 2021, a state in which it remained for 879 days. He says that during that period, he received only “multiple vague statements like I broke the Twitter ‘rules’” in response to his appeals, prompting him to speculate if he “got sideways with the three letter agencies,” several ex-employees of which later found jobs with Twitter.

In October 2022, tech mogul Elon Musk purchased Twitter and set to work making it more open and politically neutral, yet Maxey’s case remained unaddressed for months. On July 28, LifeSiteNews called for a “massive online Twitter campaign to urge Elon Musk” to free Maxey “from Twitter jail.”

On August 5, Maxey announced that his account had been reinstated, for which he thanked Musk and all who spoke up about his case: 

Maxey also reassured a fan that he would not be toning down his work just to stay in the good graces of the site’s new management:

Under Musk, Twitter (which he recently began rebranding as X) has instituted a number of reforms to the platform and other actions that have overjoyed conservatives, such as replacing fact-checkers with a far more accurate, user-driven Community Notes feature, releasing troves of information about the previous management’s censorship activities, and reversing the old Twitter’s classification of “deadnaming” as bannable “hate speech.”

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However, there have also been some setbacks and causes for concern as to how thoroughly the platform will change, such as Musk hiring former World Economic Forum executive chair Linda Yaccarino to take over day-to-day business operations as CEO, and most recently the July 15 suspension of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States whose account was reinstated the next day. This was likely due to  a situation similar to that of the suddeen suspension of an agreement by Twitter to play Matt Walsh’s What is a Woman and Musk reversing that a few hours later and firing staff responsible for the cancellation. There still appear to be staff in Twitter determined to buck Musk’s promise to make X a free speech platform. However, there has not been any interference with the incredibly successful Tucker Carlson broadcasts on X.