After Pressure, Twitter Suspends Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for a week for inciting violence

Twitter suspends Alex Jones from key functions of account: report

But after CNET pointed that out to Twitter, the platform reportedly suspended the InfoWars Periscope account as well. However, neither social media company states how many violations would lead to a permanent ban.

The company asked Jones to delete the post - Twitter does not remove tweets on its own, a spokesman said - and banned him from tweeting for seven days, though he is permitted to browse Twitter.

In an interview airing Wednesday night with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, Dorsey justified the relatively short suspension for Jones.

Late Tuesday, Twitter said it suspended Jones' personal account for seven days because he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.

The video is no longer available on Twitter or Periscope, where Jones posted it.

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Other social media giants have permanently removed accounts linked to Mr Jones and Infowars which were deemed to have broken their...

CNN, confirming the suspension, reports Jones' video said, "now is time to act on the enemy before they do a false flag".

He mentions taking action in courts, among other things, and says "people need to have their battle rifles ready".

Earlier this week Jones announced that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who has been the public face of the company's refusal to ban Jones, an "ally against globalists". "We'll enforce if he does".

The conspiracy theorist also faces five lawsuits for defamation, ranging from accusing relatives of Sandy Hook shooting victims of making up the attack to accusing a man of perpetrating a shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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