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Twitter Explains Why They Haven't Banned Alex Jones, Gets Dragged

By Kristy Puchko | Social Media | August 8, 2018 |

By Kristy Puchko | Social Media | August 8, 2018 |


Alex Jones promotes a vicious conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook tragedy never happened. He insists liberals made up the horrific shooting deaths of 20 children to promote an anti-gun agenda. Jones calls grieving parents “crisis actors,” and his attacks on the grieving parents of these murdered children has forced some to move into high-security communities to avoid the harassment and threats Jones’ website Info Wars has incited. And now, some of those parents are suing Jones for defamation.

After years of this repugnant behavior, some tech companies have finally had enough of Jones’ misinformation and propaganda. Apple removed five of six InfoWars podcasts from iTunes; Spotify pulled them too. Jones and InfoWars have also been banned by Youtube, Facebook, Linked In, and Pinterest. And all of this has put pressure on Twitter to follow suit.

Surprise. The social media platform that claims helplessness in the face of online harassment performed by bigots and Nazis has stood by Jones. Twitter founder Jack Dorsey put out a statement on the matter as a thread.

Twitter was quick to have a healthy conversation with Jack about how this decision is absolute horse shit.

To ensure a better visual experience on the site, Donald Trump is now being replaced with photos of Kate Beckinsale, Sarah Sanders is being replaced by images of Taiki Waititi, and Alex Jones is being replaced with photos of Sporty Spice, Mel C.

Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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