Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones banned from Twitter

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for a week for inciting violence

Twitter suspends Alex Jones from key functions of account: report

CEO Jack Dorsey was widely criticized for his explanation that Jones "hasn't violated our rules", but Dorsey promised that rules would be enforced if broken, and it seems that the time has now arrived.

Twitter's suspension comes after the company defended its decision to allow Jones and InfoWars to remain active on its site, despite the actions from other companies.

Both Jones and the Infowars account shared a video in which Jones urged his followers to get their "battle rifles" ready to fight media censorship.

Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been kicked off Twitter for a week after breaking abusive behaviour rules. Jones said on his program that he had instructed his staff to do so and "take the super high road", though he contested whether the tweets violated any Twitter rules.

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In recent weeks, tech companies have had to wrestle with their handling of Jones and his inflammatory posts. He can still browse Twitter, but can't tweet, retweet, etc. for 7 days.

"We're going to hold Jones to the same standard we hold to every account, not taking one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term, and adding fuel to new conspiracy theories", Dorsey tweeted on August 7, after the other companies took action against Jones.

Yesterday, CNN reported that Jones himself was given a week-long suspension because of the very same video, which was in violation of Twitter's terms of service. "But this is consistent with how we enforce".

Jones has been criticised for conspiracy theories including falsely claiming that the 2012 mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School was staged.

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