Alex Jones Safe At Twitter But Banned From YouTube And Facebook

Alex Jones Safe At Twitter But Banned From YouTube And Facebook

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has tweet-stormed his reasons for not banishing renowned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and in doing so, took a not-so-subtle swipe at Facebook and YouTube.

Although Jones remains on Twitter despite the purge of InfoWars content on other major sites, the platform has banned British far-right activist Tommy Robinson. "Moving forward, we all need more clarity on what their rules are and how they intend to enforce them. We'll enforce if he does", Dorsey tweeted.

He added that to "succumb and simply react" is "not us". Dorsey suggested that although "accounts like Jones' can often sensationalize issues and spread unsubstantiated rumors", it is the responsibility of journalists to validate his claims "so people can form their own opinions". "This is what serves the public conversation best".

The company continues to allow Jones to remain on the site and he is using his verified Twitter account to decry the so-called "censorship" he and Infowars are experiencing.

Alex Jones, a talk show host, had his pages and content removed from Facebook and YouTube, while Twitter says they won't follow suit. A decision late Sunday by Apple to erase virtually all of Jones' podcasts from iTunes and its podcast apps set off a cascade.

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Just days ago the outlet, which has previously called for drag queens to be burned alive, was banned from Facebook for violating hate speech rules.

Technology companies have been under pressure to ban Jones for promoting misinformation, including claims the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012 was staged by the government and stating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack was an "inside job".

In the same thread, Dorsey said Twitter in the past has "been awful at explaining our decisions" but that they're "fixing that". He said he wanted Twitter to avoid taking "one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term".

Alex Jones is a conservative radio host that's recently been removed from several websites, including YouTube and Facebook.

Following his defense of Van Buren, McAdams stated that he received the following message: "you may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease".

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