Apple Boots Alex Jones From iTunes For Hate Speech

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                    Twitter chief executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey has defended the platform for not banning Alex Jones

Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube have all banned Jones, who runs the website Infowars.

In a tweet Tuesday, WikiLeaks called out the unanimous ban of Jones' program as a suspicious move from the Silicon Valley giants.

Dorsey directed readers towards an article further explaining Twitter's rules.

On Wednesday's episode of "The Morning Blaze", Doc Thompson and Kris Cruz questioned why Twitter continues to not hold the left to the same standards.

The social network announced Tuesday that it would not ban Alex Jones or InfoWars from the site, noting that neither are now in violation of its rules.

"Truth is we've been bad at explaining our decisions in the past". "Moving forward, we all need more clarity on what their rules are and how they intend to enforce them".

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                    Alex Jones has branded social media platform providers as'lying bullies for shutting down his accounts
Lucas Jackson Reuters Alex Jones has branded social media platform providers as'lying bullies for shutting down his accounts

Twitter/RealAlexJonesThe drive to keep Alex Jones off the major online platforms may have had some unintended consequences-at least temporarily. The boost was likely caused by increased downloads given the news Monday that InfoWars was banned from several tech platforms. "This is what serves the public conversation best", Dorsey said. The social-media company may take action on the accounts if it finds content that violates its policies, according to the spokesperson.

"If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service that's constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction", Dorsey tweeted. "We're fixing that", Dorsey said.

Dorsey said Twitter did not want to take "one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term, and adding fuel to new conspiracy theories".

That may actually win it some support from liberals who detest Alex Jones but worry about the power of Google and Facebook to decide what is allowed on the internet.

When Apple removed the podcast Sunday, it issued a statement that said, "Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users".

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