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Twitter Doesn't Ban Alex Jones, Because He Didn't Break Rules

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 August 2018 10:18 PM

Twitter on Tuesday broke ranks with other top tech companies that banished conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms — saying the InfoWars website founder "hasn't violated our rules."

In a series of posts, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explained why he wouldn’t follow the lead of YouTube, Spotify, Apple, Facebook and others who’ve spurned or punished Jones and his InfoWars website.

"We're going to hold Jones to the same standard we hold to every account, not taking one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term, and adding fuel to new conspiracy theories," Dorsey added in a second tweet.

He added that to "succumb and simply react" is "not us."

Twitter has come under fire not punishing accounts spreading neo-Nazi, white supremacist, and other "alt right" views, The Hill reported.

The companies that booted Jones said they did so because he violated their policies on hate speech. Jones has promulgated a number of conspiracy theories, including that the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting was a hoax.

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