Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones and InfoWars

Alex Jones calls Marco Rubio 'frat boy' and 'a little gangster thug' after crashing interview

Twitter has permanently banned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars show from its platform.

He had nearly 900,000 followers on Twitter before he was banned.

Hopefully, we'll begin to see a positive change in the way Twitter keeps users safe, and that Jones will continue to have his platform chipped away until he fades into the void. Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey testified at both hearings, but did not appear to witness the confrontation.

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The ban occurred a day after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified to lawmakers about his company's practices for moderating content online.

The video in question showed Jones shouting at and berating Oliver Darcy, a CNN journalist, for some 10 minutes in between two congressional hearings focused on social media. Twitter said Jones posted a video on Wednesday that violates the company's policy against "abusive behaviour". This was apparently little comfort to Jones, who attempted to confront Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on data privacy in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

Twitter had previously resisted calls to ban Jones, though it prevented him from posting on his account for a week last month. After Jones tapped Rubio on the shoulder, the senator warned, "Hey, don't touch me again, man".

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After attempting to answer a few more questions over Jones' continued commentary, Rubio, who sits on the Senate panel, told reporters "you guys can talk to this clown", before walking off. Jones is quoted as saying Darcy had "the eyes of a rat", and accused CNN of wishing to police the Internet. You look like a possum that got caught doing some really nasty stuff - in my view.

Jones was live on Twitter's Periscope service the whole time.

Rubio turned to him and said, "Hey, don't touch me again - I'm asking you not to touch me". Of course, this also comes after Jones crashed Dorsey's visit to Congress, accusing him and other tech leaders of being biased against conservatives.

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Jones is now active on Facebook; his personal suspension there recently expired.

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