Alex Jones gets kicked off Twitter for a week.

By | 2018-08-16T05:13:06+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , |23 Comments

Is that all?

Courtesy of NYT:

Twitter on Tuesday suspended the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for a week after he tweeted a link to a video calling for supporters to get their “battle rifles” ready against media and others, in a violation of the company’s rules against inciting violence.

The action effectively prevents Mr. Jones from tweeting or retweeting from his personal account for seven days, though he will be able to browse Twitter. The Twitter account for Infowars, the media website founded by Mr. Jones, was not affected.

The move was Twitter’s harshest against Mr. Jones after other tech companies took steps last week to ban him from their platforms. The removals began when Apple announced it would purge videos and other content by Mr. Jones and Infowars because of hate speech, followed by Facebook, YouTube and then Spotify. Twitter was the sole holdout among the major tech companies in not taking down content from Mr. Jones, who has called the Sandy Hook shooting a hoax conducted by crisis actors.

Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey has been trying to defend Twitter’s choice to allow Jones access to their platform, but there has been an avalanche of criticism from other tweeters. 

Apparently, this Periscope video proved too much for Twitter to ignore. (Twitter owns Periscope.)


Really? And that only gets you kicked off for a week?

My prediction is that ultimately Twitter will be forced to block Alex Jones forever. 

As will every other social media outlet. 

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23 Comments

  1. anon August 15, 2018 at 8:42 am - Reply

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/8/15/17692552/charlottesville-unite-the-right-jason-kessler-father

    “Kessler says, during the live stream, that he has been forced to move in with his parents after a series of lawsuits stemming from last year’s violence sapped his funds. It’s an arrangement neither he nor his father seems pleased about.”
    “The organizer of the Charlottesville rally just got humiliated by his own father>
    “Hey!” Kessler’s father says, interrupting his conversation with the white nationalist and anti-Semitic former US Senate candidate Patrick Little. “You get out of my room!”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/watch-white-nationalist-leader-humiliated-dad-orders-get-room-podcast/

    • Anon August 15, 2018 at 9:36 am - Reply

      https://www.salon.com/2018/08/13/unite-the-right-2-was-a-failure-but-american-fascism-is-not-dead/

      “In a 1944 op-ed for the New York Times, Vice President Henry A. Wallace described an “American Fascist” as a person “whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions, or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.””another way to define fascism in 2018 America is as the opposite of our participatory democracy: its stark daguerreotype, an occluded system of power that, under the false banner of weakened ideals (the Constitution, the Bill of Rights), encourages the engagement of it citizens solely as a means to identify, segregate and silence any and all forms of dissent.

      Which brings us back to Jason Kessler’s dismal performance over the weekend: to completely fail at every single organizational aspect of planning and executing the Unite the Right 2 rally — and then claim, in the space of a few tweets, that the whole thing was in fact
      “a solid WIN for White Rights activists” “

      • Beaglemom August 15, 2018 at 1:12 pm - Reply

        Kessler’s ability to make something out of nothing, for example a hugely successful racist rally last weekend when about two dozen neo-Nazis showed up, is much akin to Don the Con’s ability to conjure up the largest crowd ever in the history of the world at his inauguration in 2017, despite all reputable reports and tons of film and photos. The two of them must live in their own bubbles.

  2. Anon August 15, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/08/parkland-sandy-hook-parents-midterms/

    “Hockley helped found Sandy Hook Promise in the days following the attack. The nonprofit provides educational programs, outreach, and support for like-minded gun safety efforts, like the “Road to Change” tour.” On watery Marco Rubio’“Your comments this week, and those of our president, have been pathetically weak,” he said at the event, which took place a week following the tragedy that claimed the lives of Guttenberg’s 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, and 16 others. “Look at me and tell me guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids in this school this week. And, look at me and tell me you accept it, and you will work with us to do something about guns.”’

    “ they have breathed new life into the movement and inspired and energized thousands upon thousands of youth across the country who realize, ‘This is a problem I can do something about.’”
    Like Guttenberg, Hockley has turned her attention toward the November election. “I want to see record numbers of people voting in the midterms,” “

    • NOW August 15, 2018 at 9:54 am - Reply

      LIVE: Nikolas Cruz appears in court “Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz returns to court in Florida after the Broward County school board asked a judge to hold a local newspaper in contempt for reporting the full details about Cruz from a redacted report.”

  3. anon August 15, 2018 at 9:17 am - Reply

    OT ““I’m not doing the show anymore,” he wrote. “In the contract they have the right to fictionalize your story. They took advantage of me. I decided I’ve got too much to lose and informed them I’m not coming back.”

    According to The State, Charleston police, along with the production company, are investigating claims of forcible rape of two women.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/former-gop-official-quits-reality-tv-show-southern-charm-faces-multiple-allegations-rape/

    https://www.thestate.com/entertainment/tv/article216695730.html

    “This was not the first sexual assault accusation leveled against Ravenel. In 2015, a woman accused Ravenel of sexually assaulting her mother, Fox News reported.

    These are not the first criminal charges levied against Ravenel publicly.

    Ravenel resigned as state treasurer in 2007 after being indicted on federal cocaine distribution charges, and was sentenced to 10 months in prison, according to abc4news.com.

    Both Ravenel and the show were recently criticized by another famous South Carolina native, Stephen Colbert.”

  4. JW August 15, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

    FB>”Nick {the clowny} is waving at you!

    Nick, the drooling conspiracy nut who thinks George Soros sent his son to Charlottesville to assist Nazis, the Klan, and White Nationalists working for Barack Obama (no less) in the assassination of Heather Heyer as orchestrated by the CIA because something something gazpacho Alex Jones!
    THAT guy is waving at you.”
    Jim Wright

  5. anon August 15, 2018 at 11:16 am - Reply

    https://thinkprogress.org/neo-confederate-white-supremacists-launch-their-russian-operation-b3031c9bd1e5/

    “white supremacist League of the South organization formally launched a series of Russian language pages, hoping to attract the support of Russian speakers across the world.” “What these unhinged responses [to the Russian-language program] tell us is simple:
    that we have hit a big nerve on the Left. They indeed fear good relations between the Russian and Southern people (and the American people in general) and that such a detente might actually result in peace and cooperation between two of the world’s largest and most powerful White nations (meaning discrete people groups). It is our opinion that the Left would prefer another “brothers’ war” in which White men slaughtered each other by the millions. We will do all we can to prevent such a tragedy from ever occurring again.
    This is the main goal of our outreach to the Russian people.
    Prevention of “brothers’ war” may well be the cause of the League of the South’s new Russian outreach, but they’ve simultaneously announced plans to launch Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish language pages — all the better, they write,
    “to get the message of Southern nationalism out to the world.””

  6. MM August 15, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

    https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/photos/a.10152943210361857.1073741827.24674986856/10155463477661857/?type=3&theater

    Hey everybody — here it is, hot off the presses! The OFFICIAL POSTER for my new movie!
    See you at the theaters on Opening Day—Friday, September 21st!
    #Fahrenheit119 #democracy #EndTheMadness #popthecorn

    • anon August 15, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/topher-grace-receives-stunning-hate-call-portrayal-kkks-david-duke-spike-lees-blackkklansman/

      “You can watch an interview where Grace describes what made the real-life David Duke “so evil””

      “I would recommend that you first see Spike Lee’s new film BlackkKlansman. And if you feel the urge to yell back at the movie screen: “Not My President!” Please feel free to do so.”

      “Bob Woodward who has stayed quiet has a book coming out just before the mid-terms and he is considered one of the most professional credible reporters who helped impeach Nixon. If the dems take the House in November they will move to impeach this bastard “

      • Annon August 15, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

        I thought Woodward likes Trump. Or he is supportive of what he does, Seems he and Bernstein had differences about Trump.

        It will be interesting to learn what he has to say.

        • Anonymous August 16, 2018 at 5:10 am - Reply

          Wasn’t it Woodward that wrote the book Obama’s wars, making it sound like it was Obama that started the wars in Iraqi and Afghanistan. Even since then, I have stopped listening to him

  7. Anon August 15, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    OT regarding John Brennan stripped of his security clearance today, here is a link to a story reported July 23. Of note in the link Comey does not have a security clearance since leaving the bureau. Once again Trump reveals his stupidity and vengeance. I’d like to send John Brennan flowers for calling Trump out on Twitter about how unprofessional he is. Personally I take comfort that past heads of national security bureaus have clearance for their expertise as consultants. I also appreciate that they have been willing to discuss historical norms of security, international relations in the midst of trumped up alternative reality (pun intended).
    Twitter is not meant for being a mean girl POTUS or threatening world leaders. Trump embarrasses him self and the nation daily.

  8. Anon August 15, 2018 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    OT? ““The verbal sparring between my father and Sam Donaldson of ABC, or Helen Thomas of UPI, is well documented,” the former first daughter wrote. “But there was never vitriol, there was never name-calling, and if anyone had attacked a journalist, my father would have been the first to stand in the way.”

    “He expertly stirred up the anger that was already simmering in the people who support him, and then he lit a match to it,” she continued. “He gave them an enemy — always a useful tactic.”

    This is far from the first time a “tyrant” scapegoated the press as an enemy, the onetime first daughter noted.

    “Trump may not read much,” Davis concluded, “but I’ll bet he knows that.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/ronald-reagans-daughter-sounds-off-trump-attacking-press-father-never-stood/

  9. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    “According to Federal Election Commission records, the two Republican candidates—Scott Sturgill and Brad Sostack—made payments to companies associated with Jacob Engels, who identifies himself as an Infowars contributor and has made multiple appearances on Infowars broadcasts. Engels also has ties to the Proud Boys, a far-right men’s fraternal group that describes itself as a “Western chauvinist” organization. The Southern Poverty Law Center has deemed the Proud Boys a “hate group,””Engels’ Twitter profile states that he is the publisher of the Central Florida Post which, according to its website, publishes stories that “mainstream media sources are too afraid to tackle.” Engels writes many of the site’s pieces himself, and his biography on the site says he is a journalist who “focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.”
    ” A July 28 piece by Engels, for example, states that Obama-era CIA director John Brennan converted to “Radical Islam” while he was stationed in Saudi Arabia, a claim that others on the right have also made and that has recently been promoted by Infowars. Another recent post by Engels refers to billionaire liberal donor George Soros as a “Nazi collaborator,” a version of a long-running conservative smear that has been propagated by Jones, Donald Trump Jr., and others.” “Engels contributes to Infowars, where he has appeared on several occasions with Roger Stone, the former Trump adviser who hosts his own show on the network and also regularly guest-hosts Jones’ show.”

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/08/gop-candidates-are-paying-firms-affiliated-with-infowars-contributor/

  10. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    OT/
    “Video of the incident showed the woman speaking with a thick European accent and berating Hamilton for the message on his literature, which informed voters that he would “fight back [against] Trump.” She is also seen calling 911 in the video.

    “Waiting for your friends at a Starbucks is not a 911 call — it’s a call of intimidation,””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/legislator-proposes-law-makes-calling-911-innocent-black-people-hate-crime-trump-fan-called-cops/

    • Anonymous August 16, 2018 at 5:12 am - Reply

      Someone has the idea to charge these people a fine for making the call on innocent people because they are tying up the police with nonsense. Hit them in the pocketbook and maybe they will stop.

  11. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-alex-jones-election-security-regrets-n900931

    “Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended the company’s decision this week to put Infowars’ Alex Jones in a seven-day “timeout” after Jones urged his viewers to ready their “battle rifles” against the media.”<badDog$

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-temporarily-restricts-alex-jones-account-n900801

  12. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    It’s about time the powers that be start cracking down on this nutcase. He gets crazier and crazier. I am sure in the book of psychiatry there is a name for the condition Alex Jones and his followers have.

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