Twitter CEO: Alex Jones 'hasn’t violated our rules'

InfoWars Appears To Have Been Kicked Off Pinterest Which It Was On Apparently

InfoWars Appears To Have Been Kicked Off Pinterest Which It Was On Apparently

He hailed it, branding Jones' show Infowars "the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart".

While accepting accounts like Jones' can often "sensationalise issues and spread unsubstantiated rumours", Dorsey sidestepped responsibility for allowing the broadcaster to do so, saying it was up to journalists to police his comments. "This is what serves the public conversation best", Dorsey said.

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However, it appears that the increasing ostracisation of Jones from tech platforms has led to a surge in downloads of the Infowars app.

Facebook says it has taken down four pages belonging to right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for violating its hate speech and bullying policies.

Meanwhile, after being banned on multiple platforms the Infowars app is surging up the charts on both the Google Play and the Apple Store. The social media site has been resolute in its failure to ban Jones; CEO Jack Dorsey maintains that Jones "hasn't violated our rules".

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The extension also increased Meyer's salary to $7.6m for 2018, an $800,000 raise over what he was scheduled to earn. Smith played for Meyer at Bowling Green and began his coaching career under Meyer in Florida.

But in case the service's position was not entirely clear, Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey further shed light on its stance via a series of tweets late Tuesday.

"We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with different opinions".

Facebook Inc. and YouTube pulled Alex Jones from their services on Monday after concluding the conspiracy theorist's posts violated their policies. 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.

"#Infowars has been banned on so many platforms, but people are still finding ways to get the truth", he added in subsequent tweet.

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.

He said he wanted the company to avoid succumbing to outside pressure but instead impartially enforce straightforward principles "regardless of political viewpoints".

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