Twitter CEO Defends Decision Not to Ban Alex Jones, Infowars

10 Août, 2018, 07:43 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Twitter CEO Defends Decision Not to Ban Alex Jones, Infowars

The iPhone maker released a statement to BuzzFeed News explaining its decision to allow the InfoWars app to remain downloadable from its store.

"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 told Reuters in a statement. Twitter has been criticized along with other social media platforms for shadow-banning conservative users, and in response, Dorsey said Twitter does not shadow-ban but does rank certain users in its search bar and in conversations based on what they say. He is perhaps most notorious for claiming that the 2012 Sandy Hook mass school shooting, which left 26 children and adults dead, was a hoax and that the surviving relatives are paid actors. Facebook removed four of Jones's pages; YouTube terminated his channel, with its 2.4 million subscribers; and Apple removed the majority of Jones's podcasts from iTunes and its podcast app.

But Web users can still access Infowars through its website and through the same tech companies that just banned it. Google offers the Infowars app for Android users, and Apple customers can download it through the App Store.

But at the heart of Dorsey's position is the idea that if we just understood why Twitter provides an outlet for the worst voices of the internet, maybe we would be fine with it. The conspiracy theories have resulted in harassment and death threats to victims' family members, some of whom have been forced into hiding and are now suing Jones for defamation.

At the same time, we're learning more and more about how digital platforms were used as tools to spread false information and influence both the 2016 USA presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum.

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While he began broadcasting his shows in 1999, Jones' profile has spread from the far-right fringe in recent years. However, after that removal, some were perplexed when Apple didn't remove the InfoWars app as well.

Google parent Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc and Spotify Technology SA also removed some content this week that had been produced by Jones.

Removing the hate-mongering Alex Jones from his platforms is a huge step forward in the fight against fake news. "Anyway I do have an interview announcement, Jack Dorsey is the CEO of Twitter".

The message noted that Twitter would have taken action against Jones had he posted the same content on its service as he had on Facebook and YouTube.

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