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Twitter suspends far-right figure Alex Jones for a week


    Agence France-Presse

Washington, United States   /   Wed, August 15, 2018   /   07:09 pm
 Twitter suspends far-right figure Alex Jones for a week Alex Jones, of Infowars, and Roger Stone, former Donald Trump advisor, debate with Jonathan Alter during an episode of Alter Family Politics on SiriusXM at Quicken Loans Arena on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben Jackson/Getty Images for SiriusXM/AFP Ben Jackson / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP (AFP/Ben Jackson)

Twitter has suspended the personal account of far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for a week, US media have reported.

The platform acted after Jones published a video in which he said, "Now is time to act on the enemy before they do a false flag," CNN reported on Tuesday night. That was deemed as inciting violence.

The Twitter account for his Infowars show was not affected, the New York Times reported.

Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube have all banned Jones on the grounds that he engages in hate speech.

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey drew criticism last week for continuing to allow Jones to use the platform, arguing that he had not broken Twitter's rules.