Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week

Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week

Twitter has suspended far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its platform for one week. The news was first shared by an InfoWars personality, who tweeted a screenshot of Jones’ Twitter account — indicating the company limited some of Jones’ account features temporarily. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the screenshot. The spokesperson said the…

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Infowars app surges in popularity after tech platforms move against Alex Jones

Infowars app surges in popularity after tech platforms move against Alex Jones

Alex Jones is a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/AP) by Hamza Shaban August 9 at 3:51 PM Email the author The right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones just saw years of his posts removed from major social media platforms, but his Infowars app is surging on the Google Play and iTunes charts.…

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Don’t Ban Alex Jones

Don’t Ban Alex Jones

Oli Scarff/Getty Images It’s just gotten a little easier for the government to control the weather. Social media sites moved en masse to ban Alex Jones, the self-parodic conspiracy theorist, from their platforms. Jones is a poisonous toad who leveraged his compellingly ridiculous persona and bizarre rants into considerable notoriety and a lucrative dietary-supplement empire.…

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Twitter CEO Dorsey goes on Hannity to defend racist posts, Alex Jones

Twitter CEO Dorsey goes on Hannity to defend racist posts, Alex Jones

Teresa Kroeger / Getty Images Jack Dorsey isn’t bowing to public pressure. The Twitter CEO is no stranger to criticism over his company’s mishandling of harassment and hate speech on his service. 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…

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Apple, YouTube, and others drop conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

(Reuters) – Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, Facebook Inc and Spotify all took down podcasts and channels from U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, saying on Monday that the Infowars author had broken community standards. The sweeping moves are the broadest actions yet by internet companies that previously have suspended or removed some of the conspiracy-driven…

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YouTube, Apple, Facebook and Spotify escalate enforcement against Alex Jones

YouTube, Apple, Facebook and Spotify escalate enforcement against Alex Jones

This post has been updated with a statement from Google, which owns YouTube. Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify took their most aggressive steps yet to penalize conspiracy theorist and prominent right-wing talk show host Alex Jones for violating their hate speech policies. Late Sunday, Apple stripped the majority of podcasts published by Jones’s website Infowars…

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Six more Sandy Hook families sue broadcaster Alex Jones

Six more Sandy Hook families sue broadcaster Alex Jones

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Facebook suspends personal profile of InfoWars founder Alex Jones

Facebook suspends personal profile of InfoWars founder Alex Jones

Facebook suspended the personal profile of controversial InfoWars founder Alex Jones on Thursday, and removed four videos associated with his namesake page and that of InfoWars, a spokesperson for the social media company said. “We received reports related to four different videos on the Pages that Infowars and Alex Jones maintain on Facebook,” the spokesperson…

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