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Tech & Science Twitter finally deletes some of Alex Jones, InfoWars videos and tweets

12:50  10 august  2018
12:50  10 august  2018 Source:   cnet.com

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On Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his decision not to remove Infowars and Alex Jones from the platform. This was less than an hour after CNN reported that more than a dozen tweets and videos on Jones ' and Infowars ' Twitter accounts were in violation of Twitter 's content

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On Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his decision to not remove InfoWars and Alex Jones from the platform. On Thursday, his company deleted several of Jones' and InfoWars' tweets and videos.

This was less than an hour after CNN reported that more than a dozen tweets and videos on Jones' and InfoWars' Twitter accounts were in violation of Twitter's content policy.

The videos reportedly included one that centred on Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, who Jones likened to members of the Nazi Party. He also reportedly suggested other survivors interviewed by the media were "child actors".

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Twitter remained a lone hold-out, deleting individual tweets and videos but leaving Alex Jones ’ account intact. That has now changed, CNET reports, with his account access effectively suspended for one week following another now- deleted tweet . Jones ’ account has been placed in a read-only mode

Twitter did not. On Thursday, though, Twitter said it would permanently suspend Mr. Jones ’s account, as well as the account for Infowars . The social media company said Mr. Jones had posted messages within the previous 24 hours that violated its policies, which prohibit direct threats of violence and

Another deleted video targeted transgender Americans. Jones' content on YouTube and Facebook was deleted on those platforms. However, when CNN questioned Twitter about the content on its platform, a spokesperson could only reply with Dorsey's previous statement that Jones hadn't "violated our rules."

On Thursday, after CNN made another request for comment, Twitter said it would review the content. It deleted the content the same day.

However, a spokesperson told CNN the posts weren't deleted. They were just removed while the company continued to review it.

Jones has recently come under the scrutiny of tech companies including YouTube, Facebook, Apple and Spotify, for his conspiracy theories, hate speech and harassment violating community policies.

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In a series of tweets from its @TwitterSafety account, Twitter said, "Today, we permanently suspended @realalexjones and @ infowars from Twitter and Some of the parents of the victims have sued Jones for mental and emotional distress. Jones had traveled to Washington D.C. Wednesday for

On Thursday, Twitter permanently removed conservative conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its platform. The website was the last of the major Apple Podcasts and Spotify also removed a handful of Infowars podcasts in August, likewise saying that Jones ’ content, which often includes rants on

On Tuesday, Dorsey defended Twitter's stance to not follow suit because Jones hadn't crossed the line on the platform. "We know that's hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn't violated our rules. We'll enforce if he does," Dorsey tweeted. "And we'll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren't artificially amplified."

The following day, Dorsey continued defending his decisions on the Sean Hannity radio show. He said that Twitter believes "in the power of free expression," but acknowledged the need "to balance that with the bad-faith actors who intentionally try to silence others."

Twitter has not yet responded to CNET's request for comment.

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