Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

It’s not a ‘defense’ of Alex Jones to argue that we’re on a slippery slope of internet censorship

Jones says his shows, which are broadcast on radio and online platforms and had been available on YouTube, reached at least 70 million people a week. "And we'll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren't artificially amplified", Dorsey said in a series of tweets on Tuesday. Seeing as the company has been so vocal lately about trying to curb "troll-like behaviors" and working to "reduce people's ability to detract from healthy public conversation", it seems like they'd be on board with banning someone who has built his career on harassing the parents of murdered children as well as teenage school shooting victims, who uses his platform to spread risky and hateful misinformation. The company told BuzzFeed News that it removes apps when they violate its "terms and conditions or our content policies".

Apple was among several tech companies that cracked down on the conspiracy theorist's content in back-to-back purges on Sunday and Monday, joining Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook in removing several of Jones' pages and podcast. "If an app or user violates these, we take action". (In fact, the terms of service for Infowars.com itself includes such a provision.) It's also worth noting that the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment does not protect defamatory speech or incitements to violence.

"If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service that's constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction", Jack writes.

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He was sued for defamation by families of some of the children killed in that attack, which left 20 children and six adults dead.

Lucy Richards was sentenced to five months in prison after leaving threatening voicemails for the parents of Noah Pozner, a six-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook massacre. He added that Infowars had "not violated something that would result in them being taken down". Jones reportedly said Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors interviewed by the news media were actors and compared student David Hogg to members of the Nazi Party.

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

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"The truth is that there are only a few companies that control the majority of mainstream internet platforms, and when they all act in unison - at the same time - that could lead to more conspiracy theories".

"I didn't campaign incredibly hard, a lot of the footwork was public outcry", Holt admits.

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