Twitter CEO says they’re taking no action against InfoWars and Alex Jones

It’s the same content that Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, and Apple banned.

Twitter takes no action against InfoWars and Alex Jones

Repellent conspiracy theorist and Infowars founder Alex Jones isn’t having the best time of late.

There’s an obvious social media giant missing from the list: Twitter.

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey attempted to explain the site’s refusal to take action against InfoWars and Alex Jones, having previously committed the site to helping “increase the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation.”

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It’s the same content that Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, and Apple banned. But Twitter isn’t doing anything.

Despite Twitter’s lack of action, it’s clearly been a pretty bad month for Alex Jones and InfoWars.

But it’s nothing compared to the horror that parents of the children shot dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School have been living every day for the last five years.

As the New York Times reports, some families have been forced to move multiple times because of harassment and threats from those who believe Jones’s sick conspiracy theories.

In the five years since Noah Pozner was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., death threats and online harassment have forced his parents, Veronique De La Rosa and Leonard Pozner, to relocate seven times. They now live in a high-security community hundreds of miles from where their 6-year-old is buried.

“I would love to go see my son’s grave and I don’t get to do that, but we made the right decision,” Ms. De La Rosa said in a recent interview. Each time they have moved, online fabulists stalking the family have published their whereabouts.

It’s understandable that many Twitter users feel the site is failing to do what’s right.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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