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Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones, Infowars, citing abuse

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 7, 2018

I don’t hear anything about banning governments and their minions that kill thousands of innocent civilians and bomb hospitals and school buses. Now THAT is abuse and belittlement.

Twitter: Telling you what is the truth because you are too dumb to figure it out for yourself.

https://apnews.com/2521ccbe3b5a43d68d66c21c030a7f2d/Twitter-permanently-bans-Alex-Jones,-Infowars-citing-abuse

By BARBARA ORTUTAY

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter permanently banned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars show for abusive behavior, a day after CEO Jack Dorsey testified before Congress about alleged bias against conservatives on the platform.

The company said Jones won’t be able to create new accounts on Twitter or take over any existing ones. In a tweet, it said it would continue to monitor reports about other accounts potentially associated with Jones or Infowars, and will “take action” if it finds any attempts to circumvent the ban.

Twitter said Jones posted a video on Wednesday that violates the company’s policy against “abusive behavior.” That video showed Jones berating CNN journalist Oliver Darcy for some 10 minutes in between two congressional hearings on social media. Dorsey testified at both hearings, but did not appear to witness the confrontation.

Jones had about 900,000 followers on Twitter. Infowars had about 430,000. Jones did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

New Jersey Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone praised Twitter’s action in a tweet. “Glad Twitter is taking steps to put an end to the abusive behavior from Alex Jones & Infowars,” the tweet stated. “Tweets designed to threaten, belittle, demean and silence individuals have no place on this platform.”…

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