Twitter finally removes some of the inflammatory content from Alex Jones that had Facebook and YouTube kick him off completely.

By | 2018-08-11T04:43:23+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments

Twitter’s position concerning Alex Jones was that their policies had evolved and that though they would not allow Jones to post deplorable content in the future, they would retroactively make him remove past materials unless people complained and brought such content to their attention. 

So CNN Did just that:

Twitter’s vice president for trust and safety, Del Harvey, told employees in an email on Wednesday that if far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his fringe media organization InfoWars had posted to Twitter the same content that led YouTube and Facebook to take action against Jones and InfoWars, Twitter would have done something too.
“It’s worth noting that at least some of the content Alex Jones published on other platforms (e.g., Facebook and YouTube) that led to them taking enforcement against him would have also violated our policies had he posted it on Twitter,” Harvey wrote. “Had he done so, we would have taken action against him as well.”

But a CNN review of Jones’ accounts show that all of the videos that initially led the other tech companies to take action against Jones were in fact posted to Twitter by Jones or InfoWars. All were still live on Twitter as of the time this article was published. CNN noted this in a request for comment from Twitter on Wednesday morning, before Harvey’s email was made public. The company declined to comment at the time.

Those videos were not the only content CNN found in its review of Jones’ and InfoWars’ Twitter accounts that suggest the social media platform’s statements about its stance are incorrect, or that its rules are not being applied to Jones and InfoWars.

Content that appears to violate Twitter’s rules appears over and over again in the hundreds of hours of video available on the accounts that Jones and InfoWars maintain on Twitter and Periscope, a livestreaming video service that Twitter owns. Jones has repeatedly degraded individuals of the Muslim faith. He has attacked people on the basis of gender identity. And he has engaged in the harassment of individuals.

Good job CNN!

In response to this reporting, Twitter has removed the content identified by CNN. 

The response from Alex Jones to this is almost comical. 


Yes the guy who encouraged people to harass the grieving families of dead schoolchildren, and threatened to p[unch people in the face, and even shoot Robert Mueller, is now complaining that tech companies are bullying him. 

Let’s all shed a tear for Alex Jones, shall we? 

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13 Comments

  1. Old Redneck August 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    In other News From the Weird:

    Check out Dakota’s and Bristol’s Instagram pages.

    Dakota Meyer’s home in Kentucky was broken into by a guy known to the cops for threatening Trump supporters. Google it.

    Bristol is back to pimping “skinny tea” and “colon cleansing tea.” The photos on her Instagram page may be from another home than the one she shared with Dakota. Has she moved? Why do Bristol’s pics show only the two girls, has Levi taken in Tripp for good?

  2. anon August 10, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    OT “In short, it’s a virtual legal scam.” ““It’s a back door to undermining the ACA as far as I can see,””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/trumps-extension-short-term-health-plans-basically-scam-heres/

  3. Anonymous August 10, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    It’s about damn time they start calling out those crazies. You know they have been infecting the internet with their bile since day one. Knowing full well there were other crazies out there. Now we are nation of infected rabid assholes. Donald Trump is on the heap of the pile.

  4. Anonymous August 10, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    If Nazis want to exist in this country their foreheads should be tattooed NAZI so they stand out. None of this hiding because they may get their asses beat.

  5. Anonymous August 10, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Alex Jones Demands Right to Congressional Hearing
    Says “hate speech” is a political tool to shut down dissent

    Alex Jones has asked to appear in front of a Congressional hearing to defend his right to free speech and expose the horrific precedent Big Tech has set by banning Infowars.

    In a series of tweets, the radio host demanded his right to respond to Democrat lawmakers who have been lobbying Facebook and Google to ban Infowars for months.

    “I respectfully ask Congress to allow me to face my accusers,” he tweeted. “There have been multiple hearings where the banning of Infowars has been discussed & lobbied for by Democrats. Now it’s happened. I want to attend an open session where I am allowed to defend my right to free speech.”

    http://www.propagandamatrix.com/articles/august2018/100818_jones_demands.htm

    • Guurssk August 10, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      Do you suppose those self proclaimed constitutional experts will ever figure out that free speech has to do with government and not companies? I won’t hold my breath.

  6. Anonymous August 10, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Here’s the scary reality behind the University of Virginia’s claim that 11 million Americans agree with the alt-right

    Vox published a review of an explosive new study released by the University of Virginia’s Institute for Family Studies claiming that a projected 11 million Americans agree with the alt-right and its “white identity politics.” But as New York Magazine‘s Ed Kilgore wrote, there’s more to those numbers than meets the eye.

    Using data from the 2016 American National Election Survey, the University of Alabama’s George Hawley asserted in the UVA-published study that if respondents answered three questions positively, they were likely to agree with the politics of the alt-right.

    Hawley’s methodology was as follows:

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/heres-scary-reality-behind-university-virginias-claim-11-million-americans-agree-alt-right/

    https://www.vox.com/2018/8/10/17670992/study-white-americans-alt-right-racism-white-nationalists

  7. Anonymous August 10, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Don’t call all American white supremacists “Nazis.” Their ideology of hate is homegrown.

    https://www.vox.com/first-person/2017/8/18/16166708/unite-the-right-2018-alt-right-charlottesville-dc

    Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

    https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/15/16144070/psychology-alt-right-unite-the-right

  8. anon August 11, 2018 at 8:28 am

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/alex-jones-first-amendment_us_5b6d9b57e4b0530743c95939

    ‘Why First Amendment Judicial Doctrine Won’t Get Jones His Accounts Back’
    ‘The Way To Deal With The Problem? Antitrust Law’
    ” FACT,
    First Amendment judicial doctrine hardly has anything to say about the policing of speech on private digital platforms by the companies that own them. In the 20th century, courts defined the right to freedom of speech as a protection against censorship by the government.”

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