Twitter bans Alex Jones from tweeting for seven days

Twitter bans Alex Jones from tweeting for seven days

Twitter bans Alex Jones from tweeting for seven days

Twitter said that Jones, whose Infowars shows have been banned by Facebook, Youtube, Spotify, Apple and others in recent weeks, had posted a new show which violated the company's rules prohibiting violent threats.

A "false flag operation" is what conspiracy theorists refer to as a staged act of violence to influence public opinion. Among his claims is that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, which left 20 children and six adults dead, was a hoax.

Dorsey later took to Twitter and admitted that the timeout might be ineffective.

The video is no longer available on Twitter or Periscope, where Jones posted it.

First reported by CNN, Alex Jones will be unable to send tweets for the next week, but the operators of his account will still be able to read tweets.

"I'm not even anxious about me at this point, this is so authoritarian, it's just insane how these foreign corporations got control of the USA", said Jones in a video that was uncharacteristically subdued in tone.

Facebook has been under fire recently for not banning Jones, but as recently as July 12 it tweeted that it saw pages "on both the left and right pumping out what they consider opinion or analysis - but others call fake news".

Twitter told Jones to delete at least one of the offending posts, all of which later disappeared from the accounts. "But ultimately we want to take that reporting burden off the individual and automate a lot more of this". Twitter denies that it was targeting conservatives and says that the incident was an error resulting from their efforts to down-rank certain behaviors on the platform. His media tour last week kicked off with a radio appearance with right-wing commentator Sean Hannity.

YouTube said in terminating Jones' main account, which had 2.4 million followers, that all users agree to comply with the site's terms of service and community guidelines, and that "when users violate these policies repeatedly, like our policies against hate speech and harassment or our terms prohibiting circumvention of our enforcement measures, we terminate their accounts".

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