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A message Tuesday afternoon from Twitter Safety stated that "tweets from Alex Jones and InfoWars are not now in violation of our Rules". "Moving forward, we all need more clarity on what their rules are and how they intend to enforce them". He may have escaped a ban for not violating Twitter's policies, but Dorsey says: "we'll enforce if he does". But it became a hot issue in the U.S. after companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter were accused of failing to stop alleged Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. Dorsey suggested that although "accounts like Jones' can often sensationalize issues and spread unsubstantiated rumors", it is the responsibility of journalists to validate his claims "so people can form their own opinions".

The social network announced Tuesday that it would not ban Alex Jones or InfoWars from the site, noting that neither are now in violation of its rules.

Stephen Colbert ridiculed Alex Jones on "The Late Show" Tuesday night in wake of the controversial Infowars host being booted from a number of platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple. According to Colbert, Pinterest has even pulled Jones's pages ("Bad news if you were planning an autumn wedding with the theme "gay frog chemtrails'", Colbert said) leaving Twitter as the sole social media site giving Jones a platform".

Apple, Google and Spotify have all taken action against InfoWars over the past few weeks over concerns about its extreme content.

Jones has made a living off of preaching what Colbert described as "vile conspiracy theories" for years, most notoriously maintaining that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was an elaborate hoax.

US says Russian Federation sanctions to target security-related goods
Relations between Russia and the West hit a new low, and the United States was among UK allies that expelled Russian diplomats. The pain starts August 22, with a broad ban on United States exports of any technology with a potential national-security use.

Democrat O’Connor has lead in early OH returns
It's election day, as voters in Ohio's 12th District decide the final congressional contest before November's national midterms. And in suburban Seattle, three Democrats are vying in a jungle primary for the seat held by another retiring Republican, Rep.

Swiss police confirm 20 dead in WWII vintage plane crash
On its website, JU-Air mentions one past accident, in 1987, at the Koblenz airport in Germany in which nobody was hurt. Officials said 11 men and nine women were killed, most from Switzerland but also a couple and their son from Austria.

Apple banned the Alex Jones's Infowars podcasts from the iTunes Store over hate speech violations, but his Infowars Official app for the iPhone and iPad is still available on the App Store.

Dorsey said that Twitter wouldn't hesitate to take action if Jones did violate its terms of use but that the firm was not about to react to outside influence. This leaves Twitter as the only major social media platform InfoWars have access to.

The tech world has been pretty staunch in its ostracisation of Alex Jones, the mastermind behind conspiracy website Infowars.

Dorsey said in his posts that "we've been bad at explaining our decisions in the past".


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