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Alex Jones, whose conspiracy theories include that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax, hosts the syndicated radio program 'The Alex Jones Show.'
The ban came weeks after Apple, Alphabet's YouTube, and Facebook took down podcasts and channels, citing community standards.
An app belonging to popular conspiracy theorist Alex Jones remains in the company's mobile App Store because it has not been found to be in violation of any content policies.
Dorsey said Twitter reasoned it was journalists' job to shine the light of truth on unsubstantiated rumours or sensationalised issues.
Facebook said it removed four pages belonging to Jones for repeatedly posting content in recent days that break community standards on hate speech, bullying and glorifying violence.
Apple told Buzzfeed that it has removed the entire library for five of Jones's six Infowars podcasts including the shows "War Room" and the daily "The Alex Jones Show".
Mark Enoch, an attorney for Jones, described his client as a political commentator expressing his views and played a 2017 broadcast where Jones said he did not believe the Sandy Hook shooting took place.
The radio host's personal profile was banned for 30 days after it was found to have uploaded four videos published on pages maintained by Jones and Infowars that went against community standards.
Infowars posted a statement on its website in which it said YouTube had slapped the Jones channel with a "community strike," meaning he cannot broadcast live on YouTube for 90 days.