Alex Jones and InfoWars Permanently Banned From Twitter
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 07, 2018
Twitter has banned journalist Alex Jones and his website InfoWars from its platform Thursday afternoon, accusing him of “abusive behavior and policy violation”.
Jones was suspended from Twitter for one week last month after he posted a video in which he said, "Now is time to act on the enemy before they do a false flag."
In July, YouTube closed down all of his affiliated channels, which counted some 2.4 million subscribers. Apple, Pinterest, Spotify and Facebook each suspended Infowars accounts.
In a series of tweets from its @TwitterSafety account, Twitter said, "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' previous violations."
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
Twitter also said that it "will take action" if in the future it discovers other accounts being used to get around the ban of Jones and InfoWars.
The company made its decision after Jones had traveled to Washington D.C. Wednesday for congressional hearings at which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testified. Twitter suspended Jones after he livestreamed the encounter with CNN reporter, Oliver Darcy, through Periscope, which Twitter owns. According to CNN, Jones shouted at Darcy for more than ten minutes, accusing him of being in favor of censorship and insulting his appearance, comparing him to "a rat" and told Darcy he was "evil-looking." Jones was live on Twitter's Periscope service the whole time.
MSM reacted positively on the @realalexjones and @infowars permanent suspension from Twitter and Periscope.
CNN called Alex Jones “far-right conspiracy theorist”, accusing him “for spreading conspiracy theories and other demonstrably false information, including the idea that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, and that the victims of it were child actors.”
However, given that on the day of suspension only Youtube Infowars channel had over 2.5 million subscribers, it would be fair to consider the attack on Jones’ accounts as a planned assault on the freedom of speech. Offering to his audience an alternative to the American MSM point of view on those or other events, Alex Jones became disinclined to those who now call him "conspiracy theorist".
The "First Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution, which ensures freedom of speech and press, does not actually work in the U.S. today. This July, almost simultaneously with the attack on the accounts of Alex Jones, Google and Youtube suspended USA Really's accounts. Our accounts were suspended from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LiveJournal.
There are serious reasons to believe that by November U.S. midterm elections this year, even more independent news resources, opposition bloggers and activists will receive a "red card" from the US authorities for their views and beliefs.
Earlier, USA Really reported on how Twitter has started a war against its own users.