Alex Jones content that prompted bans vanishes from Twitter

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 10, 2018

"If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service that's constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction", Jack writes. "Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users", a company spokesperson said.

Certain content created by conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones disappeared from Twitter Thursday, just one hour after a CNN article called them out for violating Twitter's policies.

At the same time, we're learning more and more about how digital platforms were used as tools to spread false information and influence both the 2016 USA presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum. "We do rank the timeline for relevance, so it might take some scrolling to see everything, but you can also turn that ranking off in the settings so you can see everything in "recently" order".

Content that appears to violate Twitter's rules appears over and over again in the hundreds of hours of video available on the accounts that Jones and InfoWars maintain on Twitter and Periscope, a live-streaming video service that Twitter owns.

Jones is now facing a raft of defamation lawsuits, including multiple suits from the families of Sandy Hook victims. "We're fixing that. We're going to hold Jones to the same standard we hold to every account, not taking one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term, and adding fuel to new conspiracy theories". Hannity has pushed a number of outlandish conspiracy theories on Fox News and his other platforms about President Barack Obama's birthplace, Hillary Clinton's health, and the murder of a Democratic National Committee employee.

"I haven't heard those requests directly, but I'm sure someone is saying it somewhere", Dorsey said.

Twitter was notably absent from a list of big tech companies that cut some ties with Jones and his InfoWars site this week. I think this is far more hard, far more nuanced than I think a lot of people imagine.

Dorsey told Hannity, who has 3.6 million followers, 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".

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