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Twitter CEO Gives a Rare Media Interview

10 August 2018

But the company is monitoring the app.

Social media platforms stole the spotlight this week after Facebook, Apple, and YouTube banned multiple personalities over their controversial content; raising serious questions over who can regulate information dispersed to millions of Americans. Seeing as the company has been so vocal lately about trying to curb "troll-like behaviors" and working to "reduce people's ability to detract from healthy public conversation", it seems like they'd be on board with banning someone who has built his career on harassing the parents of murdered children as well as teenage school shooting victims, who uses his platform to spread risky and hateful misinformation.

Meanwhile, Apple and Google have not removed the Infowars Official app, which provides live-streaming access to its programming, from their respective app stores.

"We continue to monitor apps for violations of our guidelines and if we find content that violates our guidelines and is harmful to users we will remove those apps from the store as we have done previously", Apple said.

"We do not shadow ban according to political ideology or viewpoint or content, period", said Dorsey, referring to the practice of shutting down users' access to another user's content.

He was sued for defamation by families of some of the children killed in that attack, which left 20 children and six adults dead.

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He now admits the shooting occurred but says his claims were free speech. He told Hannity, "These are models that are looking at behaviors..." He has sought to have the lawsuit dismissed.

While he began broadcasting his shows in 1999, Jones' profile has spread from the far-right fringe in recent years.

Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook have all only removed several individual broadcasts by Jones.

Jones' Facebook account has also been suspended for 30 days but he still has a "verified" Twitter account.

However, a spokesman for Twitter told HuffPost that the Hannity interview had been scheduled long beforehand, when Dorsey made a decision to open a dialogue with conservatives over bias claims.

Regarding what does constitute a violation of Twitter's rules, Dorsey said "any sort of violent speech - encouragement toward violence, harassment - is directly against our terms of service, and we take immediate action on it".

Twitter CEO Gives a Rare Media Interview