Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has explained why he will not be following the lead of his social media counterparts in banning right-wing shock jock Alex Jones, declaring that he was guided by principles not pressure.
Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey tweeted that his platform wouldn't join other social networks in banning parts or all of Mr. Jones's controversial content. We know that's hard for many but the reason is simple: "he hasn't violated our rules", Dorsey explained. "We'll enforce if he does", he said.
"This is what serves the public conversation best", he added.
Tuesday, Dorsey said neither Jones nor his InfoWars account will be removed. Jones, who was once described as a "performance artist" by his own lawyer, disputes that. Apple, Facebook and Google's YouTube removed content associated with Jones and InfoWars for violating their policies. On Tuesday, MailChimp and Disqus joined in, leaving Twitter as one of the last companies to provide a platform for Jones and his website.
Murphy, who has represented CT in the US Senate since 2013, was among the vocal supporters of the controversial decision by several tech companies to suspend Jones from their platforms.
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Jones is facing five defamation suits, as NPR's Bill Chappell and Anastasia Tsioulcas reported, majority centering on comments about school shootings: "He has been accused of knowingly spreading false information about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting this year, the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last year and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012".
Conspiracy theorist and radio talk show host Alex Jones speaks during a rally in support of Donald Trump near the Republican National Convention July 18, 2016 in Cleveland.
Also, other news-related websites wonder if the removal of Infowars indicates a potential removal of their platform too.
In a series of tweets on the subject, Dorsey said Twitter reasoned that it was journalists' job to shine the light of truth on unsubstantiated rumours or sensationalized issues.
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