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Twitter to permanently ban conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Twitter to permanently ban conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

"And you, the so-called media, has been foaming at the mouth to get me further de-platformed so I can't respond to lies". "Thank God Trump is".

Jones runs InfoWars.com and has promoted conspiracy theories such as one claiming the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting didn't occur.

There's something to be said that it took Jones harassing Dorsey, a fellow white man, to his face for Dorsey to take action. "I'll handle you myself".

The Infowars host had originally approached Rubio to ask about social media companies and Jones' belief that they hold bias toward conservative users. However, the confrontation escalated after Rubio told Jones not to touch him after Jones placed his hand on Rubio's shoulder while the senator was speaking to reporters.

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones heckled Sen.

At one point during their back and forth, Mr. Jones touches the Florida senator and security intervened.

That led Jones to repeatedly argue to the assembled reporters that Rubio "threatened to physically take care of me".

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"I just don't know who you are, man".

Twitter is the last of the Silicon Valley giants to take action against Jones, after his and Infowars' accounts were removed from a litany of platforms in the past month, including Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, LinkedIn and others. "You are not going to silence me". You are a little gangster thug. "He's not answering", Jones said to Rubio. "I don't read your websites", Rubio told him.

Jones was complaining that Republicans aren't doing enough to go after an alleged purge of conservative voices by social media. You are not going to silence America.

At a press gaggle held by Marco Rubio outside the hearing, Jones was at the front of the crowd, and demanded that Rubio acknowledge him.

The Republican senator was talking to reporters on Wednesday in a Senate hallway about social media companies' role in elections and the spreading and blocking of misinformation, while a man spoke over him and reporters.

Rubio then moved away from the reporters, saying "you guys can talk to this clown".


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