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Twitter CEO: Alex Jones Suspended for 'Inciting Violence'

Twitter CEO: Alex Jones Suspended for 'Inciting Violence'
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:47 PM

The CEO of Twitter provided more insight Wednesday as to why the social media network suspended conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from tweeting for a week.

Jack Dorsey spoke with multiple news organizations during a media tour in Washington, D.C., a list that included The Hill. He told the website that Jones posted a link to a Periscope video in which he appeared to incite violence.

"We were getting a number of reports around the tweet and the Periscope that the content was inciting violence, which is against our terms of service and we took action," Dorsey told The Hill.

Jones' Twitter account was put into what Twitter calls timeout status, which means he cannot tweet and is limited to reading tweets on his timeline and sending direct messages to other users.

"The timeout, for instance, is something that we've built because research has shown that if you give people a break or pause, they reconsider their behaviors and actions," Dorsey said.

On the aforementioned video, Jones was talking about the media and left-wing groups who he said are "trying to take down America."

"So, people need to have their battle rifles and everything ready at their bedsides and you got to be ready because the media is so disciplined in their deception," Jones said on the video.

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The CEO of Twitter provided more insight Wednesday as to why the social media network suspended conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from tweeting for a week.
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