NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it is suspending the account of talk show host Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company’s rules against inciting violence.
The New York Times reports that Jones tweeted a link to a video calling for supporters to get their “battle rifles” ready against media and others.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines Don't Impact Fertility, But The Virus Does, Doctors Say
Jones won’t be able to tweet or retweet from his personal account for seven days, though he will be able to browse Twitter.
The Twitter account for his “Infowars” show was not affected.READ MORE: North Texas High School Mourns Deaths Of 2 Brothers Killed In Crash
Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify have taken down material published by Jones, reflecting more aggressive enforcement of hate speech policies after online backlash.
But Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company’s decision last week not to ban Jones, saying he did not break any rules.MORE NEWS: Texas A Top Destination For Out-Of-State Transplants
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