Mark Zuckerberg personally engaged in banning Alex Jones from Facebook

Sergio Cunningham
August 15, 2018

This continues to be a huge debate as Twitter opposes mainstream tech giants and says they won't ban Alex Jones from their platform because he didn't break the rules.

As the Inquisitr reported, Infowars host Alex Jones was banned by Facebook, Apple, YouTube, and Spotify earlier this week.

Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' content has been removed from Vimeo, The Hill reports.

They told MailOnline that InfoWars and its associated accounts were not now in violation of Twitter's rules.

Vimeo has removed Alex Jones' InfoWars from its platform for violating the company's Terms of Service standards, a Vimeo spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider on Sunday.

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Users of the microblogging site have criticised the decision, arguing that Twitter is "protecting the hate, violence and bigotry" of Jones and his associated accounts.

Content that is posted by InfoWars to other social media sites is often not also published to Twitter, they added. Twitter would have required those tweets to be deleted, if they were to have remained up.

According to CNN, a Twitter spokesperson was "not immediately able" to identify which of the tweets in question violated its terms of service. Twitter threads have emerged instructing users to block the firm's most lucrative advertisers, in a bid to put pressure on the platform to oust Jones.

The company continues to state that it is a platform for free expression. We know that's hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn't violated our rules. Thus, the social media site has taken to perhaps keeping on more controversial material than what other websites are willing to. The Vimeo spokesperson also told Business Insider that the company had told the account owner of the videos' removal, and also issued a refund because "we do not want to profit from content of this nature in any way".

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