The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Twitter CEO says Infowars' Alex Jones not banned because 'he hasn't violated our rules'

While tech giants Facebook, YouTube and Apple booted content by conspiracy theorist and far-right radio host Alex Jones this week, one company resisted purging him from its platform: Twitter.

Now, after a torrent of criticism from those accusing Jones and his site, Infowars, of peddling false and damaging conspiracies, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his decision in a series of tweets Tuesday night.

"We know that's hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn't violated our rules," Dorsey tweeted. "We'll enforce if he does. And we'll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren't artificially amplified."


Why do free speech fights always have to be between these, sorts of people?

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