Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

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Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify took down over the past week material published by Jones, reflecting more aggressive enforcement of their hate speech policies after rising online backlash and raising pressure on Twitter to do the same.

"We didn't suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday", Dorsey tweeted Tuesday. "Moving forward, we all need more clarity on what their rules are and how they intend to enforce them".

"If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service that's constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction", Dorsey wrote.

The Twitter honcho admitted that Jones, who has claimed that the Sandy Hook shooting was staged, can "often sensationalize issues and spread unsubstantiated rumors". The InfoWars podcasts serve as advertising for a wide range of wellness and survivalism products, making Jones as much as $18 million per year.

Dorsey admitted that Twitter has done a bad job of explaining their reasoning in the past but said the company was working on effectively improving communication with the general public. He pledged to fix that about the platform. A separate Twitter account for Infowars is also still running.

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In addition to the 11 counts of child abuse faced by all the adults, Morten was charged with harboring a fugitive. Wahhaj, 39, was wanted for the abduction of his 3-year-old son Abdul Ghani Wahhaj in Georgia, authorities said.

However, viewers are now flocking to Apple's app store as Infowars' content has yet to be removed from that platform.

Murphy, who has represented CT in the US Senate since 2013, was among the vocal supporters of the controversial decision by several tech companies to suspend Jones from their platforms.

Twitter has at least clarified its position - in the delicate balance between allowing free speech and spreading lies, it seems to have decided, for now, that freedom comes first.

Several ultra-conservative websites showed support for Jones, publicly backing his claim that he was a victim of a plot by Big Tech companies.

Dorsey's tweet echoed an earlier statement from Twitter, which said it's "constantly moderating content on its platform and will take action if it needs to".

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