Alex Jones 'hasn’t violated our rules — Twitter CEO

Apple Facebook You Tube withdraw access to Alex Jones

"We know that's hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn't violated our rules". We'll enforce if he does.

"We welcome everyone to express themselves on our service".

Twitter/RealAlexJonesThe drive to keep Alex Jones off the major online platforms may have had some unintended consequences-at least temporarily.

Twitter positioned itself this week as an outlier among technology companies and streaming services that have acted in recent days to limit the platform enjoyed by Alex Jones and his Infowars shows because of allegations of hate speech.

Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook have all only removed several individual broadcasts by Jones.

But Dorsey said it's not up to Twitter to disown him. The CEO also called upon journalists to refute "unsubstantiated rumors" from Jones' account "so people can form their own opinions". The InfoWars podcasts serve as advertising for a wide range of wellness and survivalism products, making Jones as much as $18 million per year.

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Instead, we got a nail-biter of a race that saw Democrat Danny O'Connor, who serves as Franklin County's Recorder, give state Sen. O'Connor "is weak on Crime, the Border, Military, Vets, your 2nd Amendment - and will end your Tax Cuts".

"We didn't suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday", Dorsey said in a series of tweets late Tuesday.

FILE - In this October 13, 2015, file photo, the Twitter logo appears on a phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He did this only after learning of Apple's decision, Byers said, explaining why Facebook announced its decision at 3 a.m. PT. YouTube and Spotify reacted similarly. "We're fixing that", Dorsey said. "The decision was made because the conspiracy theories and vitriol that populated Jones's videos violated the tech companies" community standards.

Pinterest also removed the InfoWars account.

"We have taken it down for glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies", Facebook said. "What conservative news outlet will be next?"

Jones is the host of the daily Alex Jones Show podcast and his platform, Infowars - founded in 1999 - producers another five podcasts.

But what was really striking was what Jack Dorsey and the Twitter Safety team went on to say about the general principles regarding fake news and conspiracy theories on the platform.

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