We Do Not Shadow Ban for Political Views — Twitter CEO

Evarado Alatorre
Agosto 10, 2018

Alex Jones is a risky man. The show, for example has famously spread misinformation about the Sandy Hook school shooting, claiming it never happened.

A Care2 petition, which garnered over 20,000 signatures, called for YouTube to ban Jones.

The Infowars Official app has become the App Store's third most-downloaded news app this week after Apple removed access on Sunday to some of Jones' podcasts from its digital store. This caused a stir across social media, but is not actually anything new.

On August 5, Apple pulled five of six Infowars podcasts from iTunes and its podcast apps.

"We continue to monitor apps for violations of our guidelines and if we find content that violates our guidelines and is harmful to users we will remove those apps from the store as we have done previously", Apple said. "We strongly support all points of view being represented on the App Store, as long as the apps are respectful to users with differing opinions, and follow our clear guidelines, ensuring the App Store is a safe marketplace for all". Apple, despite removing most of Jones' podcasts from its directory, has left Jones's content on their app store.

The moves by Apple, Facebook and YouTube shut down key distribution channels that had given Jones easy access to millions of internet users. We'll enforce if he does.

As a mystifying capper, Jack concluded that it's the media's job to stop unsafe men like Jones, not Twitter's.

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Six families of the victims have sued Jones for defamation.

Last month Facebook defended Mr. Jones's right to free speech. "We do rank the timeline for relevance, so it might take some scrolling to see everything, but you can also turn that ranking off in the settings so you can see everything in "recently" order".

On Wednesday, Dorsey went on the Sean Hannity Show, a radio program by the popular conservative political pundit, to discuss his company's decision and what it does about "overt racists". He described it as "the one platform that they CAN'T ban".

"We carefully review content on our platforms and products for violations of our terms and conditions, or our content policies", a Google spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.

Jones' Facebook account has also been suspended for 30 days but he still has a "verified" Twitter account.

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