Alex Jones of InfoWars was recently banned from Twitter, a day after he confronted Jack Dorsey at the US Capitol. PJ Media reports:
On Thursday, Twitter permanently suspended conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and InfoWars from Twitter and Periscope. This followed Jones’ altercation with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) outside of the hearing with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Some have accused Twitter of applying a double standard, however, since both notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan and the terrorist organization Hamas still have accounts on the platform.
Today, we permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope. We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ past violations. https://t.co/gckzUAV8GL
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) September 6, 2018
“Today, we permanently suspended [Alex Jones] and [InfoWars] from Twitter and Periscope. We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ past violations,” Twitter Safety tweeted.
Twitter also sent a menacing warning, suggesting that if Alex Jones or InfoWars attempt to create other accounts, those too would be removed.