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Twitter permanently bans American right-wing provocateur and conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones and “Infowars” citing abuse

Twitter has permanently banned American right-wing provocateur and conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones and his “Infowars” show for abusive behavior. The statement was shared by Twitter officials on its social account. Alex Jones had about 900,000 followers on Twitter and “Infowars” had about 430,000 followers.

According to the New York Times, “Apple, Facebook and Google’s YouTube mostly banned Alex Jones, the right-wing provocateur and creator of the conspiracy theorist website Infowars, last month for propagating hate speech. But Twitter did not”.
His accounts are now permanently deleted from Twitter and Periscope. This action was taken based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted earlier that violate abusive behavior policy of the Twitter, in addition to the accounts’ past violations.
According to statement by Twitter says Jones will not be able to create new accounts on Twitter or to take over any existing ones. Twitter says that Jones posted a video on Wednesday that is in violation of the company’s policy against “abusive behavior.”
Here is the video clip which shows Jones shouting at and berating CNN journalist Oliver Darcy for about10 minutes during congressional hearings about social media.


The social media company also quoted that Mr. Jones had posted new messages within the past 24 hours that violated its policies, which prohibit direct threats of violence and some forms of hate speech but allow deception or misinformation.
As being reported Twitter had previously suspended Alex Jones account for a week. But until now it had resisted muzzling Jones further. Other tech companies have limited Jones by suspending him for longer periods, as Facebook did, and by taking down his pages and radio stations.
Social media company is now perusing zero tolerance policy for abusive behavior,

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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