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Professional alt right loon Alex Jones banned from twitter

Saturday 8th September 2018 | Jake

On the 6th of September 2018, Alex Jones, creator of the far-right conspiracy theorist network ‘Infowars’ was removed from Twitter, along with the Infowars account. Together the accounts had 1.3m followers.

Twitter stated that Jones was removed for “Tweets and videos posted yesterday [5th September] that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ past violations.”

The ban comes a month after the majority of social media platforms removed Jones and his Infowars accounts. Facebook and YouTube removed Jones in August, as did Apple Podcasts, a medium Infowars is heavily reliant on.

The day before the ban, Jones had been spewing his rhetoric and ramblings at anybody within earshot on Capitol Hill, home of the United States congress. Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey was also on Capitol Hill, testifying before committees of the House and Senate. Dorsey was asked to testify for the ongoing Senate hearings on election interference in the 2016 US Presidential election.When leaving the Senate hearing, Dorsey received an ear-full from the virulent Trump supporter Jones.

Jones is convinced his removal from several sites proves tech companies are biased against the right-wing, in particular the alt-right faction of it. Happily for users of such sites, they won’t be at risk of hearing Jones’ inevitably impassioned reaction to the news of his removal.

 

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