InfoWars App Overtakes CNN on Charts, CNN Lobbies Apple to Censor

InfoWars Appears To Have Been Kicked Off Pinterest Which It Was On Apparently

InfoWars Appears To Have Been Kicked Off Pinterest Which It Was On Apparently

"Folks, there was some bad news recently for extreme right-wing conspiracy theorist and bath salts spokesmodel Alex Jones", the Late Show host said. In a side swipe at the suggestion that numerous bans that have been slapped on Jones and Infowars in recent days have been kneejerk reactions, he adds: "we'll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren't artificially amplified".

A set of new rules on "hateful conduct and abusive behavior", implemented by Twitter at the end of previous year, added additional content, such as "hateful imagery", to the category of material banned because it constitutes "specific threats of violence or wishing for serious physical harm, death, or disease to an individual or group of people". Dorsey said in his posts that "we've been bad at explaining our decisions in the past".

The companies that punished Jones said they did so because he violated their policies on hate speech.

Alex Jones is no longer welcome at Apple. Dorsey's announcement after Apple, Facebook and YouTube earlier this week removed some content from Jones and InfoWars. Jones, the founder of InfoWars, is known for spreading far-right conspiracy theories, including saying that the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting was a hoax.

Elon Musk: a private Tesla would be an 'enormous opportunity'
The broader timing of the tweet is also suspect, given Musk's recent public denunciations of Tesla's (equally vocal) critics. The electric auto maker reported revenue of $4 billion in the second quarter of 2018, with $2.2 billion in cash in hand.

"Now if you want to see one of Jones' signature rants, you'll have to be in the next booth at Ruby Tuesday's when he sees a mother breastfeeding", Colbert said. "This is what serves the public conversation best", Dorsey said.

Jones' Instagram (owned by Facebook) account is still active, as is his Periscope account, which is owned by Twitter. It has suggested that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, and that the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job orchestrated by the United States government.

According to Colbert, Pinterest has even pulled Jones's pages ("Bad news if you were planning an autumn wedding with the theme "gay frog chemtrails'", Colbert said) leaving Twitter as the sole social media site giving Jones a platform". Jack Dorsey explained on Tuesday why both remain on the platform.

"We've been banned completely on Facebook, Apple and Spotify", Jones tweeted on Monday.

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