Twitter suspends account of Alex Jones for 'inciting violence'

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Twitter is suspending the account of far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for violating company rules. (WPVI)

Twitter is suspending the account of far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for violating company rules.

Twitter defended a recent decision not to suspend Jones on account he did not break any company rules. That caused a tremendous online backlash, especially since Facebook, Apple, YouTube, and Spotify suspended Jones for using hate speech.

Twitter says Jones tweeted a link to a video calling for supporters to get their "battle rifles" ready against media and others. That violates Twitter's rules against inciting violence.
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