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Twitter won’t join other sites banning InfoWars and Alex Jones

A lot of other websites have banned the InfoWars host.

 

Andrew Wyrich

Tech

Published Aug 7, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 9:16 am CDT

While a number of large social media sites and tech companies have banned InfoWars and host Alex Jones from their platforms in recent days, Twitter—for now—won’t be one of them.

Facebook, YouTube, Apple, and Spotify made waves when they removed content hosted by InfoWars and Jones over the past week. But in a statement to USA Today, Twitter said Jones has not violated any of its rules.

The company told CNBC that it moderates content consistently and would take action if need be.

Recently, Apple and Facebook followed the lead of Spotify by taking down content posted by Jones and InfoWars. Facebook removed four pages—the Alex Jones Channel page, the Alex Jones page, the InfoWars page and the Infowars Nightly News page—claiming that they had “repeated violations of Community Standards” and that they had been “accumulating too many strikes.”

Apple removed all of the episodes of five of six podcasts hosted on iTunes.

Other websites have also begun removing content from the conspiracy theory-peddling show.

YouPorn, the adult film website, announced on Monday it deleted six videos that were related to Jones, according to the Wrap. The videos appeared to be “spoof videos” of the host.

“As one of the largest user generated content platforms in the world, we have already removed his videos that have violated our terms of service,” the website’s vice president Charlie Hughes said in a statement. “As an inclusive platform, hate has no place on YouPorn.”

Pinterest also took down InfoWars’ page on Monday.

“Consistent with our existing policies, we take action against accounts that repeatedly save content that could lead to harm,” a Pinterest spokesperson told CNET. “People come to Pinterest to discover ideas for their lives, and we continue to enforce our principles to maintain a safe, useful and inspiring experience for our users.”

There aren’t many mainstream places Jones can host content anymore–except, of course, Twitter.

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*First Published: Aug 7, 2018, 10:54 am CDT