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Alex Jones, InfoWars Banned From Twitter Permanently

Due to abusive behavior, the company says

(Newser) - Twitter has again suspended Alex Jones of InfoWars infamy. And this time it's permanent, CNN reports. "We took this action based on new reports of tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior police, in addition to the accounts' past violations," Twitter tweeted on Thursday... More »

Alex Jones, Marco Rubio Get Into It Outside Hearing

InfoWars host approached Rubio as he spoke with reporters

(Newser) - The biggest stars of Wednesday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing seem to be an empty chair and Alex Jones of InfoWars. The former was reserved for Google's leadership, which unlike Twitter and Facebook was a no-show. The latter got into it with Sen. Marco Rubio outside the hearing, which... More »

Sandy Hook Parents Ready for Trial After Alex Jones Ruling

A judge rejected his attempt to have the case dismissed

(Newser) - Alex Jones has lost the latest round of his legal battle against the parents of a murdered 6-year-old boy. A Texas judge rejected the conspiracy theorist radio host's attempt to have a defamation lawsuit from the parents of Noah Pozner, who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school... More »

Alex Jones Called for 'Battle Rifles.' Twitter Called for a Suspension

For 7 days, Alex can't tweet, retweet, or like other posts on Twitter—a 'mild sanctioning' to some

(Newser) - The Twitter-Alex Jones saga continues. "We'll enforce [our rules]" if Jones breaks them, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised last week amid backlash on why the conspiracy theorist accused of hate speech is still afforded a platform on Dorsey's site, and it appears Twitter has followed through. The... More »

Twitter CEO Defends Alex Jones Decision, Gets Pushback

Jack Dorsey says it's up to journalists to refute conspiracy theorist's content

(Newser) - Alex Jones and his Infowars website have seen a crackdown this week from Apple, Facebook, Spotify , and YouTube, but Twitter still won't ban Jones' conspiracy-theory-laden content, which has been labeled by some of the other tech giants as "hate speech." CNN reports that on Tuesday, Twitter CEO... More »

Twitter Isn't Banning Alex Jones

But YouTube has joined Apple, Facebook in giving him the heave-ho

(Newser) - Twitter and its Periscope streaming platform haven't joined the Silicon Valley crackdown on what is being described as "hate speech" from Alex Jones and his InfoWars channel. Apple, Facebook, and YouTube all removed InfoWars content in what a tweet from the conspiracy theorist's channel called a "... More »

Apple Just Made Big Move Against Alex Jones

iTunes removes much of Infowars content

(Newser) - Alex Jones now has a lot more to vent about on his controversial Infowars network, but it will be harder for his fans to hear it. Apple removed five of six Infowars podcasts from iTunes, including the popular Alex Jones Show, reports BuzzFeed News . After the Apple decision, Facebook pulled... More »

Sandy Hook Parents Go After Alex Jones

2 defamation suits filed against him, Infowars

(Newser) - In the five years since the Sandy Hook shooting, Infowars host Alex Jones has repeatedly labeled the Sandy Hook massacre a hoax involving actors, ran a segment last April called "Sandy Hook Vampires Exposed," and accused CNN and Anderson Cooper of using a green screen to stage scenes.... More »

InfoWars Article on Parkland Put Man 'in Genuine Peril': Suit

24-year-old Massachusetts man suing Alex Jones, website for $1M

(Newser) - Nearly seven weeks after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one young man believes his life "remains in genuine peril"—but not from guns. Marcel Fontaine of Massachusetts has filed a $1 million defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars... More »

Jones Short on Straight Answers in Kelly Interview

Critics say she was 'out of her league'

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly's deeply controversial interview with Alex Jones aired Sunday night—and although a sizable chunk of her Sunday Night segment on Jones and his Infowars media operation was devoted to explaining why NBC would give airtime to a man who has claimed the Sandy Hook mass shooting was... More »

Here's What Megyn Kelly Has to Say About Jones Interview

She finds his Sandy Hook comments 'revolting'

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly is under fire for her decision to sit down with Infowars host Alex Jones, who has peddled conspiracy theories, including the idea that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was faked by the government. But on Tuesday she defended the interview, which will air on NBC News Sunday.... More »

Alex Jones' Court Defense: I'm Just a 'Performance Artist'

Infowars founder is in a custody dispute

(Newser) - Alex Jones is maybe the nation's most well-known conspiracy theorist thanks to his controversial Infowars program. But the radio host is now locked in a custody dispute forcing his lawyers into an argument that surely won't please Jones' many followers: The attorneys say his on-air persona is largely... More »

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