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

Jack Dorsey is treating Alex Jones like a small child

  Jack Dorsey is treating Alex Jones like a small child With bags under his eyes and a ring in his nose, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sat down with NBC’s Lester Holt on Wednesday.“I believe we put [Jones] in a timeout, removing his ability to tweet for a time period,” Dorsey said.

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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".

Twitter Has Finally Taken Action Against Alex Jones, But Only For 7 Days

  Twitter Has Finally Taken Action Against Alex Jones, But Only For 7 Days Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was suspended from Twitter for a week after urging his viewers to get their “battle rifles” ready in a video posted to his personal account. The comments, posted last Thursday, violated Twitter’s rules banning the incitement of violence. For the next seven days, Jones won’t be able to tweet or retweet, but his account will remain live.His Infowars Twitter page, which confirmed the news, was unaffected by the suspension..@RealAlexJones is now in @Twitter prison!Download the app while you still can: https://t.co/vm914ii1lhpic.twitter.

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Last week, YouTube reprimanded the conspiracy theory site and Jones for violating its community guidelines after a video posted to The Alex Jones Channel, InfoWars ' biggest YouTube account, claimed student anti-gun activists were actors.

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.

Apple has removed Infowars podcasts from iTunes

  Apple has removed Infowars podcasts from iTunes Apple has followed the lead of Google and Facebook after it removed Infowars, the conspiracy theorist organization helmed by Alex Jones, from its iTunes and podcasts apps. Unlike Google and Facebook, which removed four Infowars videos on the basis that the content violated its policies, Apple's action is wider-reaching. The company has withdrawn all episodes of five of Infowars' six podcasts from its directory of content, leaving just one left, a show called 'Real News With David Knight.

All Videos . Infowars is under unprecedented attack and is being censored across the internet. Our podcasts have been removed from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and other platforms – along with YouTube banning The Alex Jones Channel.

Purged: Facebook Permanently Bans Infowars For “Hate Speech”. Apple also deletes podcasts as Big Tech censorship intensifies. Activist Wikipedia Editors Forbid Any Mention Of Sarah Jeong’s Racist Tweets In Her Page. FEATURED VIDEOS . Alex Jones Sandy Hook Trial Could Change History

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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