Twitter Won’t Ban InfoWars Or Alex Jones Despite Violations Of Its Terms

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Video-sharing service Vimeo is the latest platform to ban Alex Jones and his controversial network InfoWars, citing the show violated the company's terms of service.

'When users violate these policies repeatedly, like our policies against hate speech and harassment or our terms prohibiting circumvention of our enforcement measures, we terminate their accounts'.

"Vimeo has notified the account owner and issued a refund, as we do not want to profit from content of this nature in any way", a company spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline.

The move by Apple comes hot on the heels of Spotify's recent decision to remove several episodes of the podcasts Jones hosts from its music streaming service. Jones has been trying to recoup some of his losses by spreading unhinged theories, promoting his website, mobile app and encouraging listeners to purchase the diet supplements and survivalist gear.


Buzzfeed has called the move "one of the largest enforcement actions meant to curb conspiratorial news content by a technology company to date".

Since founding InfoWars in 1999, Jones has managed to amass a massive audience.

At the time, Facebook had warned that it would ban Jones and Infowars' accounts should they continue to post content violating the company's standards. Twitter, on the other hand, is yet to remove Jones or InfoWars from its platform. For example, Jones has made multiple claims that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a government hoax, prompting lawsuits against the Infowars host. Following a CNN investigation that claimed Jones has actually violated the rules numerous times, a Twitter spokesperson said seven of Jones' tweets out of the more than a dozen CNN presented did, in fact, violate Twitter's rules, CNN reported. The spokesperson added that Twitter will continue reviewing flagged content and "take action as appropriate".

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