CEO Dorsey explains why Twitter not joining ban of Alex Jones

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He hailed it, branding Jones' show Infowars "the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart".

Dorsey's remarks, in a series of tweets late Tuesday, came after other major tech companies removed Jones' content for violating hate speech policies.

Colbert was referring to the news that tech companies and social media sites have chose to either ban or pull content from Infowars and Jones from their sites.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has tweetstormed his reasons for not banishing the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from his service, and in doing so he took a not-so-subtle swipe at Facebook and YouTube. We'll enforce if he does.

Fans of Infowars radio host Alex Jones have flocked to the Apple App Store to grab what's left of his voice on social media.

Now, it appears that Alex Jones is more cautious on Twitter than elsewhere so may well have stayed within the social network's rules.

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Spotify on Monday confirmed it has removed all episodes of The Alex Jones Show, after taking down some selected episodes last week.

"We didn't suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday", Dorsey tweeted Tuesday. "The one platform that they CAN'T ban and will ALWAYS have our live streams is infowars.com/show", Jones, who has more than 850,000 Twitter followers, tweeted Monday. But this hasn't shielded Twitter from criticism following its decision to allow Jones a platform. Twitter has recently stepped up actions against fake accounts, but the company has admitted that it has no "scalable policy or set of product features around authenticity of content".

Jones has made a living off of preaching what Colbert described as "vile conspiracy theories" for years, most notoriously maintaining that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was an elaborate hoax.

But Dorsey put the onus on journalists to "document, validate, and refute such information directly so people can form their own opinions".

He said he wanted the company to avoid succumbing to outside pressure but instead impartially enforce straightforward principles "regardless of political viewpoints". "And if you make the fact we need an Internet Bill of Rights, and antitrust-busting on these companies, if they don't back off right now", Jones said.

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