Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones, Infowars for repeated ‘abusive behaviour’

Marco Rubio Calls Alex Jones a Clown: ‘Don’t Touch Me Again!’

After months of being told exactly what kind of message he's been sending by refusing to ban Alex Jones and his ilk from Twitter, CEO Jack Dorsey finally banned the InfoWars host from his social media platform.

He had nearly 900,000 followers on Twitter before he was banned.

After further pressuring, the firm suspended Jones from Twitter for a week in August.

The company said Jones won't be able to create new accounts on Twitter or take over any existing ones.

The video in question showed Jones shouting at and berating Oliver Darcy, a CNN journalist, for some 10 minutes in between two congressional hearings focused on social media.

We will continue to evaluate reports we receive regarding other accounts potentially associated with @realalexjones or @infowars and will take action if content that violates our Rules is reported or if other accounts are utilized in an attempt to circumvent their ban.

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The Republican senator was talking to reporters on Wednesday in a Senate hallway about social media companies' role in elections and the spreading and blocking of misinformation, while a man spoke over him and reporters.

Alex Jones speaks outside of the Dirksen building of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify this week. Jones and his followers have been harassing users for years; namely the parents of the Sandy Hook victims and others who have spoken out against gun violence. "I'm asking you not to touch me again", Rubio said. For example, after Dorsey himself tweeted that Twitter was not banning Jones like its counterparts had because "he hasn't violated our rules", an investigation by Darcy led to Twitter admitting that in fact at least seven tweets had broken its rules.

At one point, he said Darcy was "smiling like a possum that crawled out of the rear end of a dead cow".

Jones says his "InfoWars" shows, which are broadcast on radio, YouTube and other platforms, reach at least 70 million people a week.

Twitter had previously resisted calls to ban Jones, though it prevented him from posting on his account for a week last month.

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