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Twitter Permanently Bans Alex Jones, Infowars Day After Congressional Testimony

Twitter permanently banned the accounts of Alex Jones and Infowars from the platform on Thursday after Jones aggressively confronted a CNN reporter yesterday who led the push for social media companies to ban Jones from their platforms.

“The ban appears to be related to a heated exchange between Jones and a CNN reporter Wednesday, which Jones live streamed on the Twitter-owned video service Periscope,” CNBC reported. “Jones ranted at the reporter, as well as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, following back-to-back congressional hearings where Dorsey addressed online election meddling, as well as accusations of political bias and conservative censorship on the platform.”

“We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ past violations,” Twitter said in a statement.

The ban comes after Jones went after CNN reporter Oliver Darcy, accusing him of leading the way in trying to get companies to ban Infowars from using their platforms.

Jones specifically accused Darcy of “lobbying to get media taken down,” “lobbying to shut people down,” and “asking people why they aren’t shut down.”

Darcy claimed that none of those statements by Jones were true.

However, a review of previous statements made by Darcy shows that Darcy is the one who is not being truthful. Here are just a few of Darcy’s tweets: