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.)
This is part of the offending Periscope video as captured by Media Matters. https://t.co/eOTjXqXmL9
— Ryan Mac (@RMac18) August 15, 2018
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.