- The Washington Times
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Twitter suspended Alex Jones, the host of Infowars, late Tuesday night over a video telling his viewers to ready their “battle rifles” against the media.

The New York Times was the first to report the move.

Twitter found Mr. Jones’ video violated its policy on inciting violence and abusive behavior.

“You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice,” a screenshot of the notification read.

The suspension lasts for seven days, starting after Mr. Jones deleted the tweet. He is still allowed on the platform but not allowed to share public messages, including retweets, follows, or likes.

Editor at large for Infowars Paul Watson responded to the crackdown from Twitter.

Mr. Jones and Mr. Watson claimed that the official Infowars webpage also went down on Tuesday.

Twitter is the sole social media platform that has allowed Mr. Jones to retain his account. The Infowar host and his content was scrubbed from Apple, Spotify, Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo. Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey said Mr. Jones did not violate their rules yet.

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