Ex-Wife of Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones: ‘I Am Afraid’

Ex-Wife of Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones: ‘I Am Afraid’

Dorsey also appeared to reference the decisions by other big tech firms in recent days to shut down Jones and Infowars.

Despite being banned by some tech companies and having his podcasts removed, the Infowars iPhone app became the fourth most popular news app in the App Store on Tuesday, according to screen grabs shared online.

But what was really striking was what Jack Dorsey and the Twitter Safety team went on to say about the general principles regarding fake news and conspiracy theories on the platform.

In a statement to Buzzfeed earlier this week, Apple pulled Jones from its platforms because it "does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users". "We know that's hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn't violated our rules". The social-media company may take action on the accounts if it finds content that violates its policies, according to the spokesperson.

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"Folks, there was some bad news recently for extreme right-wing conspiracy theorist and bath salts spokesmodel, Alex Jones", Stephen Colbert told The Late Show audience on Tuesday night. We'll enforce if he does. "That's not us", Dorsey wrote on Twitter. The InfoWars podcasts serve as advertising for a wide range of wellness and survivalism products, making Jones as much as $18 million per year. Dorsey suggested that although "accounts like Jones' can often sensationalize issues and spread unsubstantiated rumors", it is the responsibility of journalists to validate his claims "so people can form their own opinions".

Facebook's and YouTube's enforcement action against Jones came hours after Apple removed Jones from its podcast directory on 6 August.

"Twitter is reflective of real conversations happening in the world and that sometimes includes perspectives that may be offensive, controversial, and/or bigoted", she said.

That may actually win it some support from liberals who detest Alex Jones but worry about the power of Google and Facebook to decide what is allowed on the internet.

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