Why Twitter won’t ban Alex Jones

10 August, 2018, 07:50 | Author: Jason Torres

Instead Dorsey is calling on journalists to investigate and refute the more outlandish claims propagated by Jones, including a wild theory that a 2012 U.S. high school shooting in which 26 people were killed was an elaborate hoax.

Dorsey said he understood why people were upset with the decision, but he said censorship isn't the answer.

On Wednesday's episode of "The Morning Blaze", Doc Thompson and Kris Cruz questioned why Twitter continues to not hold the left to the same standards.

Colbert then went on to revive his Jones-inspired character - Brain Fight radio host Tuck Buckford - who is coincidentally dealing with very similar struggles at this moment in time.

Dorsey said on Twitter that the company would not cave to "outside pressure". He is perhaps most notorious for claiming that the 2012 Sandy Hook mass school shooting, which left 26 children and adults dead, was a hoax and that the surviving relatives are paid actors. This leaves Twitter as the only major social media platform InfoWars have access to. Last month Facebook promised it would remove false information that is meant to incite violence and other physical harm but not all fake news. "This is what serves the public conversation best", Dorsey said.

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Twitter said it is standing by its decision not to ban accounts associated with right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, despite "outside pressure" for it to ban his content.

"Also, FWIW I think this is the wrong call". The trillion dollar company has removed five of the six podcasts produced by InfoWars, the conspiracy theory empire that Jones founded to spread misinformation. Twitter started examining offline behavior as a factor in verification last fall.

Jones has described Monday's retaliation from an array of Internet giants as a "coordinated communist-style crackdown", but it followed months of criticism demanding the social media services do more to combat disinformation and hate discourse.

The microblogging platform, which has been dogged by accusations that it does not do enough to protect its users from hate speech and disinformation, said that it will only take action against accounts for harassment if they specifically @-mention or tag another account or threaten violence.

USA radio host Alex Jones (C) uses a megaphone to speak to crowds near the Quicken Loans Arena, the venue for the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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