Twitter’s battle against Alex Jones rages on, with the company removing more than a dozen accounts tied to the digital conspiracy theorist, Twitter confirmed to TheWrap on Tuesday morning.
In total, 18 accounts linked to Jones and his Infowars website were permanently suspended for spreading his content and circumventing the company’s ban on him. CNN was first to report the news.
Jones was notoriously kicked off Twitter last month for violating its policy against “abusive behavior.” Twitter’s decision followed Jones’ dismissal from several other Silicon Valley stalwarts, including Facebook and YouTube, in August.
Jones was able to quickly navigate around his Twitter ban, however, taking to one of InfoWars ancillary accounts to voice his displeasure minutes after being banished in September.
“I was taken down not because we lie but because we tell the truth,” Jones said while streaming on “War Room,” an InfoWars show. The “War Room” Twitter account had about 26,000 followers at the time of his removal in early September.
Twitter’s latest action against Jones comes days after The Daily Beast reported the online shock jock — well known for peddling conspiracy theories, including saying the Sandy Hook school shooting was a “hoax” — was leveraging his network of Infowars accounts to work around his ban.