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SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Sits Down with Sean Hannity

10 August 2018

Alex Jones has 800,000 followers. This caused a stir across social media, but is not actually anything new.

Jones' podcasts differed from the Infowars app in a key way. Podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming.

Apple has removed the entire library for five of Infowars' six podcasts from its iTunes and Podcast apps, BuzzFeed News has learned.

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And on August 6, YouTube took a step further by eliminating the Alex Jones Channel. (In fact, the terms of service for Infowars.com itself includes such a provision.) It's also worth noting that the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment does not protect defamatory speech or incitements to violence. When users violate these policies repeatedly, like our policies against hate speech and harassment or our terms prohibiting circumvention of our enforcement measures, we terminate their accounts. Following the purge of Infowars by big tech companies earlier this week, the Infowars app has been trending: now, it's ranked No. 3 in the "News" category of Apple's App Store, behind Twitter and News Break and ahead of apps for news organizations including CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, and BuzzFeed. However, after that removal, some were perplexed when Apple didn't remove the InfoWars app as well.

He was sued for defamation by families of some of the children killed in that attack, which left 20 children and six adults dead. And in doing so we eschew real discourse, the kind that takes these problematic claims like many of Jones' to task, for tribalism and stubbornness. "I think that while Facebook and YouTube officials are hiding under their desks not knowing what to do next, I really give Jack Dorsey a lot of credit cause he agreed to come on the program today".

Finally, online digital platforms are taking the threat from Alex Jones seriously - and it's about time.

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Jack Dorsey appeared on the Sean Hannity Show speak about bias against conservatives on the platform, which he claims is not factual. This followed news that the company had shared the data of 87 million users with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

Twitter has drawn public outcry for not removing Jones' account. Get started by checking out these guidelines and soon you'll find the Care2 community signing up to support you.

As this most recent success shows, Care2 petitions really do make a difference.

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SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Sits Down with Sean Hannity