Twitter suspends Infowars host Alex Jones' ability to tweet

Danny Woods
August 15, 2018

They do not include the Twitter page for his website Infowars, which posted screenshots of the notice that Twitter apparently sent Jones. The Infowars Twitter account remains unaffected. Jones said on his program that he had instructed his staff to do so and "take the super high road", though he contested whether the tweets violated any Twitter rules.

On Friday, one day after a CNN investigation found that Jones' Twitter accounts appeared to have repeatedly violated the company's rules, Twitter said the accounts belonging to Jones and his fringe media organization InfoWars would remain online. And in response to Twitter's ban, Jones trotted over to Periscope and published a 13-minute rant about censorship.

Twitter is joining other prominent tech companies in muzzling Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who's used their services to spread false information.

"People need to have their battle rifles and everything ready at their bedsides, and you've got to be ready, because the media is so disciplined in their deception", he said.

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The microblogging site has not suspended his account, but has asked Jones to delete the tweet.

In the past few weeks, YouTube, Apple, Facebook and Spotify have all banned Jones' main platforms over concerns about his content. 50,000 users blocked Twitter's top advertisers.

Last week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said, "He hasn't violated our rules".

Good morning! To encourage Twitter to drop Alex Jones, I just blocked the Twitter accounts of every Fortune 500 company w/ a Twitter presence.

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