Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

CEO Dorsey explains why Twitter not joining ban of Alex Jones

CEO Dorsey explains why Twitter not joining ban of Alex Jones

In an apparent reference to other tech companies, he added that Twitter would not "succumb and simply react to outside pressure".

Alex Jones and Infowars are being banned, suspended and removed from the internet left, right and center. His claims include that the 9/11 terror attacks were actually carried out by the government and that the 2012 Sandy Hook mass school shooting, which left 20 children and six adults dead, was a hoax.

This isn't the first time that Jones, whose previous claims include that the United States government was involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and that NASA faked the moon landing, has been denied a major platform for his musings.

Rather than banning people like Jones, Dorsey explained that journalists should work to refute unsubstantiated rumors, which will allow people to form their own opinions. "This is what serves the public conversation best", Dorsey said.

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Apple, Google and Spotify have all taken action against InfoWars over the past few weeks over concerns about its extreme content.

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

A Twitter spokesman confirmed that InfoWars and associated accounts now comply with Twitter's rules.

Facebook said Jones violated its hate speech policies, adding that the pages were taken down for "glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies".

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In a series of tweets, Dorsey explains that Twitter enforces its rules "impartially, regardless of political viewpoints". "Sometimes these expressions may be offensive, controversial, and/or bigoted", Twitter said in a Tuesday blog post.

"While we welcome everyone to express themselves on our service, we prohibit targeted behaviour that harasses, threatens, or uses fear to silence the voices of others". On Tuesday, MailChimp and Disqus joined in, leaving Twitter as one of the last companies to provide a platform for Jones and his website.

Alex Jones is no longer welcome at Apple.

"If you come out before the midterms and make the censorship the big issue of them trying to steal the election".

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Jones, who was ranting about free-speech and "fake news", said "I'm not going to be suppressed".

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