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Twitter Accounts Linked to Alex Jones, Infowars Removed

Infowars has said the moves are intended to sabotaging the site just weeks before the midterm elections.

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FILE - Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, walks the corridors of Capitol Hill after listening to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington. VOA

Twitter has removed some accounts thought to be used to circumvent a ban on conspiracy-monger Alex Jones and Infowars, the company said Tuesday.

A Twitter spokesman confirmed that the accounts had been removed but provided no additional comment. The company says it usually does not discuss specific accounts.

 

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks outside the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., after listening to Facebook and Twitter executives testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on foreign influence operations and their use of social media, Sept. 5, 2018. Twitter said Sept. 6 that it was permanently banning right-wing conspiracy theorist Jones and his “Infowars” show for abusive behavior.. VOA

 

Twitter permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope in early September. It said it based that action in reports of tweets and videos that violated its policy against abusive behavior.

The company said it would continue to evaluate reports regarding other accounts potentially associated with @realalexjones or @infowars and would take action if it finds content that violates its rules or if other accounts are used to try to circumvent their ban.

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Alex Jones (C), an American conspiracy theorist and radio show host, is escorted out of a crowd of protesters after he said he was attacked in Public Square on July 19, 2016, in Cleveland, during the second day of the Republican convention. (VOA)

Other tech companies, including PayPal, YouTube, Apple and Spotify, have limited or banned Jones’ activities on their sites.

Infowars has said the moves are intended to sabotaging the site just weeks before the midterm elections.

Also Read: Twitter Bans Alex Jones For Violating Its Policy

On Twitter and elsewhere, Jones has done such things as describe survivors of a shooting in Parkland, Florida, “crisis actors” and saying the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 was fake. He had about 900,000 followers on Twitter. Infowars had about 430,000. (VOA)

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Just Like Twitter, LinkedIn Starts Showing Trending Professional Stories

On desktop, it can be found on the right-hand side of the homepage, LinkedIn said.

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Just as in Twitter, on the LinkedIn mobile app, members can find the day's top stories on tapping inside the search bar. Pixabay

Taking a leaf out of Twitter’s book, Microsoft on Monday launched a new way for its over 55 million members of LinkedIn in the country to see the day’s top professional news stories and conversations happening around them — all in one place.

This new experience shows users a list of the top trending stories in India as they develop, along with diverse perspectives and opinions from other members on the platform.

The Microsoft-owned professional networking platform said each of these top stories is curated by the LinkedIn editorial team.

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The Microsoft-owned professional networking platform said each of these top stories is curated by the LinkedIn editorial team. Pixabay

“On mobile, it is currently ramped to 25 per cent members, and on desktop it is ramped to 90 per cent members in India,” LinkedIn said.

ALSO READ: Catch Up with The Latest News with the Best News Apps

Just as in Twitter, on the LinkedIn mobile app, members can find the day’s top stories on tapping inside the search bar.

On desktop, it can be found on the right-hand side of the homepage, LinkedIn said. (IANS)