Twitter Permanently Bans Far-Right Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones

07 September, 2018, 03:03 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • Marco Rubio Calls Alex Jones a Clown: ‘Don’t Touch Me Again!’

In addition, Twitter has banned Jones and Infowars from its livestreaming service, Periscope, where Jones regularly broadcast and boasted a large following.

After weeks of controversy, Twitter officially banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars site from its platform. "Jones ranted at the reporter, as well as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, following back-to-back congressional hearings where Dorsey addressed online election meddling, as well as accusations of political bias and conservative censorship on the platform".

The video in question showed Jones shouting at and berating CNN journalist Oliver Darcy for some 10 minutes in between two congressional hearings focused on social media.

Asked about the video, Twitter said it was one of a series of incidents brought to its attention in the last 24 hours that violated its rules. This was apparently little comfort to Jones, who attempted to confront Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on data privacy in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

His organization, InfoWars, spreads demonstrably false information and conspiracy theories on a host of issues, including claiming that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax.

Darcy's reporting had previously raised questions about tech companies' rules and statements about their battles against misinformation, and whether those were consistent with their allowing Jones and InfoWars to use their platforms.

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He continues by saying Darcy 'smiles like a possum that crawled out of the rear end of a dead cow'.

Other tech companies have limited Jones by suspending him for longer periods, as Facebook did, and by taking down his pages and radio stations. That's what you look like.

Rubio turned to him and said, "Hey, don't touch me again - I'm asking you not to touch me".

After talking over Rubio a few times, Jones tapped the senator on the shoulder, as seen in video live-streamed and promoted by Cassandra Fairbanks, a right-wing blogger and an activist.

Jones is now active on Facebook; his personal suspension there recently expired.

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