Jack Dorsey defends Twitter’s decision not to ban Alex Jones and InfoWars

Jack Dorsey has defended Twitter's decision not to ban Alex Jones and InfoWars
Jack Dorsey has defended Twitter’s decision not to ban Alex Jones and InfoWars

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has defended his company’s decision not to ban far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones off its platform.

In a series of tweets, Dorsey explained that Jones have not in anyway violated the company’s rules, while urging journalists to be more professional when picking information of Jones.

“We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday,” Dorsey tweeted Tuesday in response to claims that Twitter had done so.

“We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules.

“We’ll enforce if he does. And we’ll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren’t artificially amplified.”

Twitter was notably absent from a list of big tech companies that cut some ties with Jones and his InfoWars site this week. Apple, Facebook and Google’s YouTube removed content associated with Jones and InfoWars for violating their policies.

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The InfoWars app is still available on the Apple and Google app stores.

Dorsey called on journalists to “document, validate, and refute” information posted by accounts like Jones’ “so people can form their own opinions.”

InfoWars is notorious for spreading demonstrably false information and conspiracy theories on a host of issues.

It has suggested that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, and that the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job orchestrated by the US government.

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