Twitter bans Alex Jones, Infowars from tweeting for seven days

The Hill Interview Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explains what got Alex Jones suspended

Twitter's temporary ban of Jones was first reported by CNET. Infowars still has a Twitter account.

Jones described his current troubles with tech companies as "like a James Bond movie" in a video posted to the InfoWars Twitter account around 5PM AEST yesterday.

Dorsey had come under criticism himself for a series of tweets in which he explained Jones had not been initially suspended because he had not broken the company's content policies.

In the wake of being named an ally against "globalists," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has chose to temporarily limit Alex Jones's twitter account, describing it as a "timeout" and saying that "Any suspension, whether it be a permanent one or a temporary one, makes someone think about their actions and their behaviors".

He was also booted off Spotify and Facebook, with the former stating that it had taken action "due to repeated violations of Spotify's prohibited content policies". He can still send direct messages to people who follow him, and browse the site.

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Dorsey agreed with NBC News anchor Lester Holt when Holt said Jones' remarks were spine-chilling.

CNN reviewed Jones's tweets last week and discovered that contrary to the company's own statements, Alex Jones has violated Twitter's rules regarding hate speech and incitement.

Dorsey told The Hill that Twitter decided not to take action over the earlier tweets because they hadn't been flagged at the time. Among his claims is that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, which left 20 children and six adults dead, was a hoax.

"We identified this as an issue, it was a mistake, we fixed it within 24 hours", Dorsey said.

Several ultra-conservative websites showed support for Jones, publicly backing his claim that he was a victim of a plot by Big Tech companies. "But this is consistent with how we enforce".

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