Infowars' Alex Jones booted from YouTube, Facebook, other services

Alex Jones and the rise of corporate censorship

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Dorsey appeared to take a swipe at the tech platforms that banned Jones and said Twitter refused to take "one-off actions to make us feel good" or make decisions that could ultimately fuel "new conspiracy theories".

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is getting slammed for his announcement on Tuesday that Alex Jones would remain on the platform since the Infowars host "hasn't violated our rules".

YouTube on Monday deleted the Alex Jones Channel from its platform for violating its community guidelines. The four companies stated that Jones' disparaging comments about Muslims, immigrants, members of the LGBT community, and several other groups of people violate the hate speech clauses in their respective terms-of-service agreements.

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With a series of bans and content removal by major technology firms, Jones has complained that there is a coordinated "big tech" agenda to silence him. "That's not us", Dorsey wrote on Twitter.

"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", Dorsey tweeted. The trillion dollar company has removed five of the six podcasts produced by InfoWars, the conspiracy theory empire that Jones founded to spread misinformation. On his show, InfoWars, he peddles conspiracy theories, ranging from claiming the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012 was staged by the government to stating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack was an "inside job".

However, viewers are now flocking to Apple's app store as Infowars' content has yet to be removed from that platform. "This is what serves the public conversation best". Information posted by InfoWars is often not published on Twitter and replies to InfoWar tweets typically include people challenging the assertions, the spokesperson also noted. In a defamation suit filed in Connecticut Superior Court in late May, the families said Jones promotes conspiracies to drive traffic to his website and subsequently sell products to his followers.

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