Aug 8, 2018
Twitter will not ban InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones
The CEO of Twitter says it will not ban InfoWars or its founder Alex Jones because their accounts do not violate the social media platform's rules. Mr Jones has accused the platforms of unfair censorship of his accounts. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey explained the platform's decision, confirming the platform would not be following in the footsteps of others like Apple and Spotify and removing Mr Jones' and InfoWars' content. Some users replied angrily to the CEO's tweets, accusing the platform of ignoring hate speech and labelling his explanation a "Cop out". A number of well-known far-right figures including Tommy Robinson have been banned from Twitter in recent months as part of a wider crackdown on hateful and abusive content on the platform.
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