Twitter Suspends Conspiracy Theorist, InfoWars Founder Alex Jones for a Week

Twitter Suspends Conspiracy Theorist, InfoWars Founder Alex Jones for a Week

"Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users", an Apple spokesman told Buzzfeed.

Twitter has not booted Jones off the social media network.

Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.

But the catch is that Jones' ban will last just seven days-the InfoWars host will not be able to tweet or retweet from his personal account during that week.

Twitter permanently banned the conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos in 2016 after he repeatedly insulted the comedian and actress Leslie Jones, for violating rules against targeted abuse and harassment.

Holt asked Dorsey if he believes that Jones' purge from social media will cause Jones to change the way he acts or think about some of his past comments in a different light, Dorsey replied: "Whether it works within this case to change some of those behaviors and change some of those actions, I don't know". They do not include the Twitter page for his website Infowars, which posted screenshots of the notice that Twitter apparently sent Jones.

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According to the Daily News report , McHenry was 20 weeks pregnant at the time of her death, and had turned 26 on August 6. Lyric posted a snap of her dinner at the Soho Grand Hotel in NY with the caption: "This is where my heart is".

Jones, known for his flamboyant and screaming character, stands to lose a lot of money if he can't reach his audience through the millions of fans he's amassed around the world on different platforms.

But his dietary supplements are reportedly the most profitable, including products such as Brain Force Plus and The Real Red Pill Plus, which are promoted by President Trump's friend and confidant Roger Stone.

Last week, major tech companies including Apple, Alphabet's YouTube, and Facebook took down podcasts and channels from the Infowars author, saying he broke community standards.

Pinterest also removed the InfoWars account.

He was also booted off Spotify and Facebook, with the former stating that it had taken action "due to repeated violations of Spotify's prohibited content policies".

Gizmodo reached out to Twitter but had not heard back at time of writing.

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