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Former Obama Official Demands Twitter Ban Alex Jones, Twitter CEO Says “he hasn’t violated our rules”

Former Obama Official Demands Twitter Ban Alex Jones, Twitter CEO Says “he hasn’t violated our rules”

Former Obama official Emily Horne demanded that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey censor Alex Jones after Dorsey made a statement in which he said he wouldn’t be swayed by “outside pressure” to ban Jones.

Twitter is the only major social media outlet not to restrict Jones in the aftermath of a purge which began as a CNN lobbying campaign to ban its competition.

After Apple, Spotify, Facebook, YouTube and others banned Jones, Dorsey issued a statement declaring that Jones had not violated Twitter’s terms of service.

“We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday. We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules. We’ll enforce if he does. And we’ll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren’t artificially amplified,” said Dorsey.

“If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service that’s constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction. That’s not us,” he added.

Dorsey’s statement prompted fury from many on the left, including former assistant press secretary for the National Security Council under Obama and former Twitter communications director Emily Horne.

Horne said Dorsey’s decision not to ban Jones was “the wrong call,” adding that Jones encourages his followers to “harass/harm people offline.”

Former presidential candidate and Governor of Vermont Howard Dean also jumped into the fray, accusing Twitter and by extension Alex Jones of ‘aiding and abetting’ violence, nazism and hate speech.

Dean provided no examples of where Jones had endorsed violence, nazism or hate speech.

As we reported last night, top attorney David French wrote a piece for the New York Times in which he argued that Big Tech colluding to ban Infowars should leave people “deeply concerned” because it was a likely abuse of power.



Paul Joseph Watson is the editor at large of and Prison

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