InfoWars Tweets Disappear After Report Shows They Broke Twitter Rules

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But before any action could take place, those tweets mysteriously disappeared - an action that Twitter denies having taken themselves, suggesting that Jones and InfoWars probably removed the posts themselves.

On Thursday, though, almost two dozen Infowars tweets were deleted after CNN reported that up to 20 posts violated Twitter's rules. While Twitter required those tweets be deleted, the company can not use them as grounds to take further action against the accounts, the spokesperson said.

But after CNN's investigation was published, the tweets cited in it were nearly immediately deleted from the social media website.

Now, even though it admits that is not the case, Twitter said that it would've asked for the offending tweets to be deleted, and that has already happened.

Following the investigation, a Twitter spokesperson told CNN some of the tweets were posted before Twitter's rules were as robust as they are now.

But Mr Dorsey said at the time that Twitter would not take "one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term", but would instead hold his account to the same standard as every other user and continue to look at improving the "health" of public conversation on the site. "We'll enforce if he does".

In reference to Jones's claims that the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting was a hoax, Ms Harvey said that at the time he made them "we hadn't evolved our harassment policy to include those sort of accusations, particularly when they weren't targeted at specific individuals".

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said previously that Jones and InfoWars had not "violated our rules".

CNN's examination of Jones' and InfoWars' accounts also found that the same content that led other tech companies to take action against Jones had been posted on Twitter by both Jones and InfoWars.

InfoWars and Jones have been under fire over the last few weeks.

With provocative right-wing talk-show host Alex Jones getting his content removed from YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, and iTunes this week, Twitter was the only major social-media site that kept Jones and his Infowars musings intact. InfoWars apps remain available through the Google Play store and Apple's app store, however.

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