Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explains why Alex Jones is not banned


Apple removed five of Jones' six Infowars podcasts from the Podcasts app Sunday night.

Dorsey admitted that Twitter has done a bad job of explaining their reasoning in the past but said the company was working on effectively improving communication with the general public.

Democrat Senator Chris Murphy clashed online with Donald Trump Jr over whether the controversial ban of Alex Jones from social media has signaled a rise of corporate political censorship in the US.

Jones' Instagram (owned by Facebook) account is still active, as is his Periscope account, which is owned by Twitter.

Dorsey's remarks, in a series of tweets late Tuesday, came after other major tech companies removed Jones' content for violating hate speech policies.

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The four pages, the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the InfoWars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page, have been "unpublished for repeated violations of Community Standards and accumulating too many strikes". Jones also called the school shooting at Sandy Hook a government-backed hoax and several parents who lost children in the shooting are suing him. The enfant awful has just seen five of his Infowars podcasts culled from iTunes by Apple, including the eponymous Alex Jones Show and War Room, leaving just two podcasts associated with Jones' platform, RealNews and David Knight, still available.

"We didn't suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday", Dorsey wrote on Twitter.

"We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with different opinions". "We prohibit targeted behavior that harasses, threatens, or uses fear to silence others and take action when they violate our policies".

Colbert points out that Jones has been spreading this kind of insanity for years, and social-media platforms have gladly reaped the traffic from it.

"The war on your mind is in full swing as globalists remove outlets of liberty and truth, starting with the top of the speak: Alex Jones", a statement on his website read. Amid the reaction against Jones sweeping much of the technology industry, she said, Twitter had missed "an opportunity to take a stand and commit to making and enforcing hard choices in service of promoting healthy conversation".