Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

InfoWars Appears To Have Been Kicked Off Pinterest Which It Was On Apparently

InfoWars Appears To Have Been Kicked Off Pinterest Which It Was On Apparently

They claim he violated policies against hate speech.

"We've been banned completely on Facebook, Apple and Spotify", Jones tweeted on Monday.

"Truth is we've been bad at explaining our decisions in the past".

On Wednesday's episode of "The Morning Blaze", Doc Thompson and Kris Cruz questioned why Twitter continues to not hold the left to the same standards. First Facebook, then YouTube and now Spotify - the household names of tech are wading in on the debate, clamping down on Jones' hateful dialogues.

Twitter, which now stands out as one of the few social media sites refusing to curtail Jones's online reach, has been attacked by conservatives claiming that the platform is stifling them as it aims to purge fake accounts and automated bots.

Dorsey said on Twitter that the company would not cave to "outside pressure". On his show, InfoWars, he peddles conspiracy theories, ranging from claiming the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012 was staged by the government to stating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack was an "inside job". He also encouraged journalists to "refute" false information. The InfoWars podcasts serve as advertising for a wide range of wellness and survivalism products, making Jones as much as $18 million per year.

Also, other news-related websites wonder if the removal of Infowars indicates a potential removal of their platform too.

The enfant bad has just seen five of his Infowars podcasts culled from iTunes by Apple, including the eponymous Alex Jones Show and War Room, leaving just two podcasts associated with Jones' platform, RealNews and David Knight, still available. Jones' behavior isn't a one-off.

Tuesday, Dorsey said neither Jones nor his InfoWars account will be removed.

Buzzfeed has called the move "one of the largest enforcement actions meant to curb conspiratorial news content by a technology company to date".

Dorsey's tweet echoed an earlier statement from Twitter, which said it's "constantly moderating content on its platform and will take action if it needs to".

It wasn't only major technology companies that chose to remove material associated with Jones.

"Folks, there was some bad news recently for extreme right-wing conspiracy theorist and bath salts spokesmodel Alex Jones, because it looks like his website InfoWars just lost their war on info", the CBS late-night host joked.

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