An Alex Jones tweet in which linked to content encouraging violence led to his temporary ban on Twitter, CEO Jack Dorsey said in an interview with NBC News.
however while the company has seen temporarily or permanently barring people via its platform has the ability to “impact in addition to change behavior,” Dorsey said he doesn’t know if the idea will have an effect on Jones.
“Whether the idea works within in which case to change some of those behaviors in addition to change some of those actions, I don’t know,” Dorsey admitted. “however in which will be consistent with how we enforce.”
Twitter suspended Alex Jones on Tuesday for seven days after he violated the company’s policies. in which was a reversal via its previous defense of allowing the conspiracy theorist on its platform because he hadn’t broken its rules. Twitter was one of the last major platforms not to remove Jones via its platforms, after Apple, Facebook, Pinterest, Spotify in addition to YouTube removed some or all Jones-related content.
The tweet in question linked to a video in which Jones called for people to have their “battle rifles in addition to everything ready at their bedsides.” in which video, which will be on Twitter-owned Periscope, was not removed.
“There’s numerous actions in which we believe help a call to incitement to violence,” Dorsey said. “in addition to those are the things in which we need to make sure in which we’re taking action on.”
The full interview will air on NBC Nightly News on Wednesday.
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