Twitter made its decision one day after Jones accosted CNN reporter Oliver Darcy on Capitol Hill, and livestreamed the encounter through Periscope, which Twitter owns.
Twitter has finally 'permanently banned' Alex Jones and Infowars' accounts, weeks after Jones was banned or suspended by other major tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google's YouTube.
Alex Jones was banned from Twitter reportedly in response to posting video from this exchange from yesterday with a CNN reporter, but was it that — or his physical proximity to Jack Dorsey at the social media hearings?
Alex Jones was banned from Twitter reportedly in response to posting video from this exchange from yesterday with a CNN reporter pic.twitter.com/aVpK6Q2Bm4
— Andrew Blake (@apblake) September 6, 2018
Today, we permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope. We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts' past violations. https://t.co/gckzUAV8GL
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) September 6, 2018
It's too bad it took Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, so long.
Jones was on Capitol Hill yesterday on the same day Jack Dorsey was, to give testimony on Russian manipulation of social media in America.
Jones made an ass of himself all day, and nearly got in a fistfight with Marco Rubio, as well as this crazy attack on a CNN journalist.
Shame on Twitter for taking so long. But I'm glad they finally did the right thing.
This is going to get even more complicated and bad.
Jones is now live on an Infowars-affiliated Periscope account. "This is why we were banned. They're scared of us," he said. Now he's railing against Oliver Darcy again.
— kate conger (@kateconger) September 6, 2018
Alex Jones did all sorts of insane despicable shit, but acting weird in real life near @jack turned out to be the bridge too far for twitter
— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) September 6, 2018
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 5, 2018
Twitter has banned Alex Jones for violating its abusive behavior policy. The network was the last holdout after other tech platforms blocked him. https://t.co/O2mJvoe9qz
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 6, 2018
Dorsey and his weird beard-shirt combo, Alex Jones, a congressional staffer wearing Google Glass, and a journalist wearing an 1980s Casio watch.
This has to be the most hilariously dystopian picture of the year. pic.twitter.com/d9DPnExbLX
— Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai (@lorenzofb) September 5, 2018
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 6, 2018
So! Harassing a reporter gets you booted from Twitter. Harassing the parents of children killed at Sandy Hook – not so much? https://t.co/Ci0b4XsrFf
— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) September 6, 2018
If Alex Jones does any more blow could he explode?
-Asking for his family
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) September 5, 2018
Alex Jones was heckling Marco Rubio at a press gaggle in a Senate hallway. He patted Rubio on the shoulder.
Rubio: Don't touch me. You're not going to get arrested, I'll take care of you myself. pic.twitter.com/CoZZIj9T8J
— jordan (@JordanUhl) September 5, 2018
.@Jack, from the bottom of my heart: thank you. This will make the lives of a lot of people tangibly better. I will now unblock every company on the #BlockParty500 list. All: if you've been manually blocking as a part of this effort, pls. manually unblock. https://t.co/axHcdBu9f9
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) September 6, 2018
Twitter decided to ban Alex Jones and Infowars after several violations – but the final straw was Jones berating @oliverdarcy in the halls of Congress and live streaming it on Twitter https://t.co/Z2sjy0W70z
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) September 6, 2018
It's official. Twitter has permanently banned Alex Jones, saying that a video of Jones berating CNN's Oliver Darcy was the final straw. *sound on* folks https://t.co/1Z8kmxTKVt pic.twitter.com/NaMdb66JEU
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 6, 2018
In honor of Alex Jones and Infowars getting suspended let's watch this montage of him apologizing immediately after going on deranged rants.pic.twitter.com/SrEEsNOdjT
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) September 6, 2018