Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explains why Alex Jones is not banned

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The InfoWars podcasts serve as advertising for a wide range of wellness and survivalism products, making Jones as much as $18 million per year.

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That's essentially how Twitter explained its decision not to ban Alex Jones from its platform Tuesday after Facebook, Apple, Google, Spotify and others banned Jones for violating policies against hate speech and harassment.


Darcy has also been lobbying for InfoWars to be banned on Twitter. He is perhaps most notorious for claiming that the 2012 Sandy Hook mass school shooting, which left 26 children and adults dead, was a hoax and that the surviving relatives are paid actors. Dorsey suggested that although "accounts like Jones' can often sensationalize issues and spread unsubstantiated rumors", it is the responsibility of journalists to validate his claims "so people can form their own opinions".

Dorsey further explained/admitted that Twitter has "been bad at explaining our decisions in the past", but the platform refuses to "succumb and simply react to outside pressure" by banning Jones like most other digital platforms. It was the first major company to sanction the broadcaster in its entirety as pressure has mounted on content sharing platforms in recent months to clampdown on Jones and Infowars. Jones's Facebook account has also been suspended for 30 days but he still has a "verified" Twitter account. Dorsey wrote that Twitter will "continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren't artificially amplified".

Dorsey said in his posts that "we've been awful at explaining our decisions in the past".


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"We have taken it down for glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies", Facebook said.

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