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Alex Jones ‘ InfoWars, ‘permanently suspended’ by Twitter

Twitter announced Thursday that it is “permanently suspended” from Alex Jones, in the middle, and his show InfoWars of their platform as the Periscope.

(AP)

Twitter announced Thursday that it is “permanently suspended” from Alex Jones and his show InfoWars of their platform as the Periscope.

The announcement came via a tweet from Twitter Security, who said that the decision was “based on the new reports from the Tweets and videos posted yesterday that are in violation of our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ in the past violations.”

Today, we are permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars Twitter and the Periscope. We took this action based on the new reports of the Tweets and videos posted yesterday that are in violation of our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the bills’ past transgressions. https://t.co/gckzUAV8GL

— Twitter Security (@TwitterSafety) September 6, 2018

It was not immediately clear what tweets and videos to Twitter was referring to.

Jones, who has spread conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, has previously been banned from sites like Facebook and YouTube for violations of the terms and conditions of service.

Facebook said it had removed four pages related to InfoWars for the violation of hate and bullying policy.

Jones claims that he is politically oriented.

We will continue to evaluate reports that we get with respect to other accounts may be associated with @realalexjones / @infowars and will take action if content that violates our rules is reported or if other accounts are used in an attempt to circumvent their ban.

— Twitter Security (@TwitterSafety) September 6, 2018

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In the follow-up tweets, Twitter said they “wanted to be open about this action” as a result of the public interest.

“If we continue to increase transparency around our rules and the enforcement actions, we wanted to be open about this action in view of the great interest in this case. We do not usually comment on the enforcement actions that we take in comparison with the individual accounts, for their privacy,” Twitter said. “We will continue to evaluate reports that we get with respect to other accounts may be associated with @realalexjones / @infowars and will take action if content that violates our rules is reported or if other accounts are used in an attempt to circumvent their ban.”

Word of Jones’ fate on the social media platform came a day after he clashed with the Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio after the interruption of an interview.

During Wednesday’s dust-up between Rubio and Jones, the legislature was included to discuss with reporters his concern that China and other governments could demand social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and repression of dissidents.

The call came prior to a Senate Intellgence Committee hearing.

When Jones was approached, he accused Democrats of “do what you say, China is doing” and said tech companies and Democrats are “purging” and the shadow on the ban of the conservatives.

The comments have led to an enthusiastic exchange of words between the pair, before Rubio finally went into the hearing.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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