Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

"he hasn't violated our rules. We'll enforce if he does."

Posted: Aug 8, 2018 5:56 AM
Updated: Aug 8, 2018 7:57 AM

LONDON (AP) - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is defending his company's decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show.

Dorsey's remarks, in a series of tweets late Tuesday, came after other tech companies removed Jones' content for violating hate speech policies.

Dorsey said Twitter didn't suspend Jones or "Infowars" because "he hasn't violated our rules. We'll enforce if he does."

He added that the company would "hold Jones to the same standard we hold to every account." He said he wanted Twitter to avoid taking "one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term."

Dorsey was responding after Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify took down material over the past week published by Jones, raising pressure on Twitter to do the same.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Article Comments

Huntsville
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 42°
Florence
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 47°
Fayetteville
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 39°
Decatur
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 42°
Scottsboro
Overcast
42° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 42°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Community Events