InfoWars violated rules, but will remain on platform

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San Francisco: Twitter said the accounts belonging to USA conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his media organisation InfoWars will remain online for now, one day after an investigation found that his accounts appeared to have repeatedly violated the company's rules.

The 44-year-old saw his personal and InfoWars content removed from a host of the internet's biggest sites in an unprecedented series of bans this week.

The video platform went on to say that between Thursday and Friday last week, approximately 50 hours of InfoWars content was uploaded to Vimeo.

InfoWars content hit a tipping point a couple of weeks ago after Jones attacked families who had lost children in the Sandy Hook massacre.

You just never know what the next turn in this saga may be, but for now we do know that Twitter is not completely comfortable with getting rid of Alex Jones and his material just yet. The move was thought to be galvanised by a social media backlash, with activists flagging Spotify's continued streaming of the content, which other sites had made a decision to remove. The tweets were deleted by the InfoWars staff, according to Jones, as a way to "take the super high road".

Twitter users that violate these rules could find their content deleted, or their access to the account suspended, according to the social network. However, it seems as if some of the videos on the latter platform have now also been removed. He is an incredibly controversial talk show host who has made claims so extreme that he has now had his material and channel banned from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube among others.

'When users violate these policies repeatedly, like our policies against hate speech and harassment or our terms prohibiting circumvention of our enforcement measures, we terminate their accounts'.

That content was manually reviewed by Vimeo's Trust & Safety team, and a violation was determined within 48 hours of the videos being added before being removed.

"We do not want to profit from content of this nature in any way", a Vimeo spokesperson said.

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