Twitter seemingly missed the memo when tech giants booted Alex Jones and InforWars off their platforms. Last month the controversial commentator copped a permanent ban from Facebook, Apple, Youtube and Spotify, to name a few.
Well, it seems today Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has finally caught up. Alex Jones and InfoWars were permanently suspended from Twitter, one day after Dorsey testified to two congressional committees about Twitter censorship and bias.
A spokesperson for Twitter said, “Today, we permanently suspended Alex Jones and InfoWars from Twitter and Periscope. We took action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ past violations.”
“We will continue to evaluate reports we receive regarding other accounts potentially associated with Alex Jones or InfoWars and will take action if content that violates our rules is reported or if other accounts are utilized in an attempt to circumvent their ban,” the spokesperson said.
According to CBNBC, “The ban appears to be related to a heated exchange between Jones and a CNN reporter Wednesday, which Jones live streamed on the Twitter-owned video service Periscope. Jones ranted at the reporter, as well as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, following back-to-back congressional hearings where Dorsey addressed online election meddling, as well as accusations of political bias and conservative censorship on the platform.”
Media Analyst Mark Dice said, “So, mainstream reporters can shout questions at public figures after Congressional hearings, but Alex Jones gets permanently banned from Twitter for doing so?”
The perfect image to illustrate Alex Jones trending number 1 on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/ydzsI0XZ60
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 5, 2018
Yesterday Jack Dorsey lied to Congress when he said Twitter doesn’t censor Conservatives.
Today, he banned Infowars and Alex Jones from Twitter.
Wake up Conservatives….
Alex and I showed up to the hearings yesterday.
Where were the rest of you?
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) September 6, 2018