Twitter is the last major tech platform to permanently ban Infowars. It follows several other companies: Apple, Spotify, YouTube & Facebook, citing hate speech.
Jones has claimed the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, and the 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting was a “false flag” operation. He has argued that the September 11 terrorist attacks were a government conspiracy.
Twitter’s reluctance to act upon Jones has earned it a significant share of scorn. This reached a fever pitch when it transpired that Jack Dorsey had interceded directly in order to prevent Twitter staffers from deleting Jones’ account.
The company did, however, issue Jones with a temporary seven day ban last month after he broadcast a video where he encouraged his viewers to “act on the enemy before they do a false flag.”
Today, we permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope. We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ past violations. https://t.co/gckzUAV8GL
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) September 6, 2018