Twitter’s CEO Explains Why The Platform Didn’t Ban Alex Jones

Hannah Bleau

The other day, Facebook decided to remove a handful of pages related to Alex Jones– the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the Infowars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page.

“More content from the same pages has been reported to us – upon review, we have taken it down for glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies,” a Facebook spokesperson said, according to The Guardian.

Additionally, Apple removed a bunch of podcasts related to Alex Jones, including “The Alex Jones Show” and four InfoWars-related podcasts.

Twitter, however, is defending its decision to NOT ban Alex Jones.

I’m pleasantly surprised. It makes me cringe to think that social media platforms are determining what is “hate speech” and what is NOT, but they’re well within their right to establish rules. All we ask is that they apply them FAIRLY.

People do not seem to be satisfied by Jack’s answer.

Thoughts?