Well that didn’t take long.
Just a few days after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Alex Jones hadn’t violated their terms of service and would not be suspending Alex Jones, they suspended him.
A Twitter spokesperson told CNBC, “I can confirm that a tweet was reported to us which contained a link to a video on Periscope. Upon review we determined it violated our rules and required the account to delete the tweet and video.”
Jones will be suspended for seven days and his account has “limited functionality.” He won’t be able to Tweet or re-Tweet but can still use the account to read other people’s content.
On Periscope, which is owned by Twitter, Alex Jones tells supporters to get their “battle rifles” ready against antifa, the mainstream media, and “Chicom operatives” https://t.co/OBHSFc3ofC pic.twitter.com/ntQbh9IKxz
— Media Matters (@mmfa) August 14, 2018
I don’t agree with what Alex Jones says sometimes; however, if you are going to punish one you need to punish all. For instance Maxine Waters asking for Trump supporters to be attacked. And several have been verbally attacked. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
— Nancy L. Adams (@nadams73) August 15, 2018
Last week: @jack said Alex Jones could remain on Twitter because he hadn't violated the ToS.
Today: Twitter suspends Alex Jones/Infowars for 7 days.
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 15, 2018
Alright y’all: we’ve got a week to figure out how to maneuver Alex Jones suspension from Twitter into something permanent.
Put your thinking caps on and let’s #RESIST fake news.
— Kassandra Seven (@KassandraSeven) August 15, 2018