Twitter says Alex Jones ‘hasn’t violated our rules’

In the same thread, Dorsey said Twitter in the past has "been bad at explaining our decisions" but that they're "fixing that".

Twitter (TWTR) was notably absent from a list of big tech companies that cut some ties with Jones and his InfoWars site this week.

Facebook and YouTube acted hours after Apple removed Jones from its podcast directory on Monday.

Twitter said it is standing by its decision not to ban accounts associated with right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, despite "outside pressure" for it to ban his content. "We'll enforce if he does", he said. These pages include the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the InfoWars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page. "This is what serves the public conversation best", Dorsey said. The CEO also called upon journalists to refute "unsubstantiated rumors" from Jones' account "so people can form their own opinions". In a side swipe at the suggestion that numerous bans that have been slapped on Jones and Infowars in recent days have been kneejerk reactions, he adds: "we'll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren't artificially amplified".

In a thread of five tweets, Dorsey on Tuesday said Jones had not broken Twitter's rules and so the company decided against blocking him even after Apple, Facebook, and YouTube all barred the Infowars host on Monday.

Twitter, which now stands out as one of the few social media sites refusing to curtail Jones's online reach, has been attacked by conservatives claiming that the platform is stifling them as it aims to purge fake accounts and automated bots.

"While we welcome everyone to express themselves on our service, we prohibit targeted behaviour that harasses, threatens, or uses fear to silence the voices of others".

First reported by Buzzfeed News, the move comes after Spotify recently pulled a handful of Jones's podcasts from its own platform.

Controversial pundit Alex Jones has issued his video rebuttal to the social media outlets that have removed his access from their services. It was a thinly veiled dig at Facebook and YouTube, which took action against Jones on Monday only after Apple made a decision to scrub his podcasts from iTunes on the grounds that they included hate speech.

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