All eyes were on Twitter Monday after Apple, Facebook, Spotify and Pinterest deleted significant amounts of InfoWars and related content from conspiracy kingpin, Alex Jones.
With events unfolding swiftly, Twitter remained the only major social media platform still freely hosting Jones’ content as of Monday afternoon. (Jones also still remains live on Pinterest)
“China pulls the strings of big tech now. Choose a side. Soros is proud of you,” Jones told TheWrap via text.
Twitter, however, has no plans to remove Jones from its platform. A person with direct knowledge of how Twitter is handling the situation said InfoWars is not currently in violation of the company’s policies.
Pressure, however, began to build almost immediately, with professional Jones watchers and haters publicly asking what Twitter and its chief Jack Dorsey would do about InfoWars.
— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) August 6, 2018
if @jack and his fellow doormats here can get through the week without banning Alex Jones they have a shot at getting away with it. don't let them. bug them till they do one defensible fucking thing
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) August 6, 2018
Alex Jones scorecard:
Twitter ✅ https://t.co/wE4mnJiQQy
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) August 6, 2018
— Ellen K. Pao (@ekp) August 6, 2018
Companies that have removed Alex Jones’ content from their platforms:
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) August 6, 2018
So @Twitter is the last social media site left to ban Alex Jones. ????♀️ he spreads hate and violence. Come on just end his terror please.
— Mia Macy (@MiaMarieMacy) August 6, 2018
Now can we get Alex Jones off of @Twitter, too?
— Gwydion Suilebhan (@GwydionS) August 6, 2018
Alex Jones and Infowars hate speech is now shut down on:
✅ Apple podcasts
— Nate Rios ????????????️???????????? (@nathantrios) August 6, 2018