Twitter CEO: We Do Not Shadow Ban for Political Views

Twitter is the lone tech giant not to ban Alex Jones

TAMIR KALIFA AP Twitter is the lone tech giant not to ban Alex Jones

Alex Jones has 800,000 followers.

And if we're using it - all of us, no matter if you fact check every tweet or if you're telling people that the very-real Sandy Hook shooting didn't happen - our voices all count more or less the same.

A Care2 petition, which garnered over 20,000 signatures, called for YouTube to ban Jones. Jones' show InfoWars is known for posting conspiracy theories.

Congratulations to Care2 members who signed the petition and to all the other activists who worked to eliminate Jones' hateful content from social media.

The Infowars app functions much differently than the podcasts, potentially explaining the differences in enforcement.

"So, these are models that are looking at behaviors and behaviors of bad-faith actors who intend to manipulate, distract, divide a conversation or to unfairly amplify their content which they didn't earn so those are the signals that factor in and we do rank search, we do rank trends and we do rank conversations accordingly", Dorsey said. Podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming. Alphabet recently removed InfoWars from YouTube after saying that the channel violated its terms of service. We'll enforce if he does.

Apple has said that it will continue to monitor the App, but so far it has not broken its code of conduct.

He was sued for defamation by families of some of the children killed in that attack, which left 20 children and six adults dead.

Last month Facebook defended Mr. Jones's right to free speech.

"There might be violent extremist groups that try to get onto our service, and we take that into consideration".

Under mounting public pressure, Facebook has now changed its mind.

Finally, online digital platforms are taking the threat from Alex Jones seriously - and it's about time.

To discuss the decision, Dorsey chose to give a rare media interview - but made the perplexing decision to sit down with Fox News' Sean Hannity. In June, The Washington Post reported that Dorsey, in an attempt to assuage conservative critics who think his platform is biased against them, took a private dinner with Republican leaders and conservative commentators in May. This followed news that the company had shared the data of 87 million users with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

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