Twitter CEO Defends Decision Not to Ban Alex Jones, Infowars

Twitter is the lone tech giant not to ban Alex Jones

Twitter is the lone tech giant not to ban Alex Jones

Asked whether Twitter should allow all kinds of speech to exist on the platform, except for violence, Dorsey said there should be some limits. But the company is monitoring the app.

But this week, he attracted even more when tech industry titans including Apple, YouTube, Facebook and Spotify began banning conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars publication, citing violations of their community policies.

And if we're using it - all of us, no matter if you fact check every tweet or if you're telling people that the very-real Sandy Hook shooting didn't happen - our voices all count more or less the same.

Apple's decision to remove all episodes of Jones' popular show - rather than just specific offending episodes - is one of the largest enforcement actions meant to curb conspiratorial news content by a technology company to date. "We continue to monitor apps for violations of our guidelines and if we find content that violates our guidelines and is harmful to users we will remove those apps from the store as we have done previously".

At the same time, we're learning more and more about how digital platforms were used as tools to spread false information and influence both the 2016 USA presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum. And we'll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren't artificially amplified.

He was sued for defamation by families of some of the children killed in that attack, which left 20 children and six adults dead.

While running for president in 2015, Donald Trump told Jones his reputation was 'amazing'. In the news category on Apple's App Store, Infowars earned the third slot under the top free apps, behind Twitter and News Break, a local and breaking news service, revealing a sudden boost of user downloads.

Jones says his shows, which are broadcast on radio and online platforms and had been available on YouTube, reached at least 70 million people a week.

Removing the hate-mongering Alex Jones from his platforms is a huge step forward in the fight against fake news.

The company is responding by expediting a review of its content policies, according to an internal email that Chief Executive Jack Dorsey shared on Twitter on Wednesday. Twitter, Dorsey said Tuesday, would not follow suit because Jones had not crossed the line on its service.

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