Twitter bans Alex Jones and Infowars

Reuters

Twitter says it has suspended the accounts of Alex Jones and his Infowars web site.

He made the move after a series of tweets that he violated Twitter’s abusive behaviour policy, the company said.

A number of tech giants, including YouTube and Facebook, deleted the right wing conspiracy theorist’s content last month, citing the hate speech.

The radio host is best known for spreading unsubstantiated allegations about the tragic events of 9/11.

He is currently being sued for defamation by the parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which has repeatedly stated was a “giant hoax”. Twenty children under the age of seven, and six adults were killed in the attack.

Twitter has said that the ban was a result of “new relationships of Tweets and videos published yesterday that is in violation of our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ past violations”.

Not specify what the violations were.
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He added, “has not generally comment on the enforcement actions… against individual accounts”, but was “open about it given the wide interest in this case”.

Mr Jones has accused the media platforms of unjust censorship of his accounts.

Twitter has been subjected to criticism last month, when it refused to ban InfoWars and Alex Jones from his platform, despite YouTube, Facebook, Apple, and Spotify to delete its content.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said at the time that this was because the accounts had not violated the platform’s rules, but has promised to suspend, if they ever did so.What had Jones said on Twitter?

Mr Jones mostly uses his Twitter account to share content and videos from InfoWars with his 850,000 followers, and promotes conspiracy theories against liberals, Muslims, and immigrants.
In the month of July, he said that the Democrats plan to launch a civil war, on the 4th of July or US Independence Day
Last year, he tweeted that Muslims in England have been demanding that the Queen either convert to Islam or leave the country. However, the clip of the CNN Infowars based his article on was built in 2009 and features a group led by radical preacher Anjem Choudary, that by 2017 was already serving a five-and-a-half-years imprisonment to invite support for the Islamic State group (IS)
He has previously said that “transgenderism” is a CIA “plan to depopulate humanity” and that the normalization of mental illness is an “evil pedophile plot to sexualise and destroy the children”
In 2013, he described President Barack Obama as “global head of al-Qaeda”, and then accused him of arming IS