Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones, Infowars citing abuse

07 September, 2018, 01:15 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Marco Rubio Calls Alex Jones a Clown: ‘Don’t Touch Me Again!’

As you'll see, Jones starts out in his usual worked up state but he becomes belligerent when Rubio claims not to know who he is. "Thank God Trump is". But the real takeaway from this encounter is that the de-platforming of Infowars is working-Jones is going to be reduced to stunts like this one to attract any attention. Jones said Rubio "plays dumb" and imitated Rubio's laughter at him. Jones asked, as Rubio continued talking to reporters. "Rubio just threatened to physically take care of me".

"I don't know who you are, man", Rubio said. Marco Rubio as a "little punk" and heckling a reporter, all while posting the spectacle on Facebook and Twitter.

Alex Jones accosted Sen.

Things got even more tense when Jones put his hand on Rubio's shoulder, prompting a blunt reply from the one-time Presidential hopeful.

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"Beep beep beep beep - I am a Russian bot", the provocateur, Alex Jones, mimed Wednesday, his arms outstretched, his body spinning in circles. Twitter is permanently banning right-wing conspiracy theorist Jones and his?Infowars? show for abusive behavior.

But Twitter had resisted an outright ban, saying it it only prohibits behaviour that specifically harasses, threatens or uses fear to silence other users.

The "Infowars" host stormed around Capitol Hill for hours, streaming appearances of himself on Twitter and Facebook outside the hearings where social media executives were testifying.

After months of being told exactly what kind of message he's been sending by refusing to ban Alex Jones and his ilk from Twitter, CEO Jack Dorsey finally banned the InfoWars host from his social media platform.

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Rubio called Jones a "dumbass" and tried to laugh off his interruption.

"I got to go to the committee, you guys can talk to this clown", Rubio said to the half dozen reporters in the hallway.

Jones repeatedly interrupted Rubio as the senator answered questions from reporters. You're not going to silence America.

Jones is now being sued in Texas by two Sandy Hook parents, seeking at least $1 million (£0.77 million), claiming that they have been the subject of harassment driven by his programs.

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