Twitter just permanently suspended Infowars and Alex Jones, a full month after companies like Apple, Facebook, and YouTube removed the conspiracy theorist and his blog from their platforms. Twitter said that the Infowars creator had violated its “abusive behavior” rules.
Over the past month, Twitter has hesitated with what to do about Jones. However now Twitter at last deemed Jones had gone too far after he tweeted a video of himself confronting a CNN reporter, calling him an equivalent of “the Hitler Youth” and using other disturbing imagery to disparage him. Where Twitter took almost a moth to decide Apple and other giants were quick about their decision, Apple banned Jones’ podcasts (although it kept the Infowars app in the App Store), YouTube deleted his channel, and Facebook wiped out multiple pages he ran. As multiple tech companies turned their backs on Jones and his hate speech toward immigrants and minorities, Twitter was the main platform left still equivocating.
After Twitter announced the ban on Jones and his associated accounts, Coulter tweeted that she was unblocking the Fortune 500 companies on her tool that people were using. She then asked others to unblock those companies as well.