Facebook suspends US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

InfoWars owner found to have violated social network’s community standardsAlex Jones, the American conspiracy theorist who runs the InfoWars website, has been suspended from Facebook for bullying and hate speech.The suspension will last for 30 days, and affects only Jones’s personal account on the social network, not the main InfoWars account. His profile will continue to be published, but he will not be not be able to post content until the suspension elapses. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is co-writing a book with 'The Game' author Neil Strauss

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[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-03 00:10:00 UTC ]
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Facebook bans Alex Jones and other controversial figures for hate speech

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[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-03 00:10:00 UTC ]
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[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends failure to ban Alex Jones

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[ The Guardian | 2018-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook suspends Domain Insights, changing rules of the road for new publishers

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Facebook’s Jennifer Howard reveals best practices for engaging an audience with Facebook Watch

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[ AdWeek | 2019-08-08 18:05:58 UTC ]
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