Twitter CEO: Alex Jones "Hasn't Violated Our Rules"

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said his social media platform won't join a host of others in banning controversial radio host Alex Jones, because he hasn't broken any rules.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey speaks at an event in London on November 20, 2014.

Facebook suspended Jones' account for 30 days on Monday due to repeated violations, includings posts that it said glorified violence and dehumanized others.

"We didn't suspend Alex Jones or Infowars", Dorsey tweeted.

"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", Dorsey tweeted.

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A number of platforms have reached a different conclusion, as the crackdown on Jones intensified this week. Earlier this week, Apple removed five of InfoWars' six podcasts from its iTunes and Podcasts apps.

YouTube on Monday deleted the Alex Jones Channel from its platform for violating its community guidelines.

The Late Show host brought back his spoof character based on Jones to mark the conspiracy theorist losing the "war on info".

Dorsey said on Twitter that the company would not cave to "outside pressure".

Kevin M. Kruse, a historian at Princeton, sought to portray Dorsey's resort to Twitter's codes of conduct as blind to Jones's online behavior.

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He is now being sued by the parents of the children murdered in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, having claimed the attack was a hoax.

Dorsey also said in his tweet thread that it is the responsibility of journalists to "document, validate, and refute" the information that "accounts like Jones'" often spread.

Dorsey addressed the issue one day after Jones, the Infowars personality, was banned from YouTube, Spotify and Facebook.

Among the conspiracy theories Jones has peddled are charges that the United States government was behind numerous terrorist attacks, including the September 11, 2001 strikes on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Amid the reaction against Jones sweeping much of the technology industry, she said, Twitter had missed "an opportunity to take a stand and commit to making and enforcing hard choices in service of promoting healthy conversation".

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