Apple says it's monitoring Infowars app

It’s not a ‘defense’ of Alex Jones to argue that we’re on a slippery slope of internet censorship

"If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service that's constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction", Jack writes. We know that's hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn't violated our rules. But Twitter has decided not to suspend Jones or his website InfoWars. "We continue to monitor apps for violations of our guidelines and if we find content that violates our guidelines and is harmful to users we will remove those apps from the store as we have done previously".

Jones says his "InfoWars" shows, which are broadcast on radio, YouTube and other platforms, reach at least 70 million people a week. Jones' show InfoWars is known for posting conspiracy theories. "We do rank the timeline for relevance, so it might take some scrolling to see everything, but you can also turn that ranking off in the settings so you can see everything in "recently" order".

Jones has fallen under intense scrutiny for his harassment of Parkland shooting survivors as well as families of Sandy Hook massacre victims. Hannity has pushed a number of outlandish conspiracy theories on Fox News and his other platforms about President Barack Obama's birthplace, Hillary Clinton's health, and the murder of a Democratic National Committee employee.

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Dorsey then explained how Twitter's algorithms look at users' behaviors to make decisions on where to place content.

The company is responding by expediting a review of its content policies, according to an internal email that Chief Executive Jack Dorsey shared on Twitter on Wednesday.

"I haven't heard those requests directly, but I'm sure someone is saying it somewhere", Dorsey said. Following the purge of Infowars by big tech companies earlier this week, the Infowars app has been trending: now, it's ranked No. 3 in the "News" category of Apple's App Store, behind Twitter and News Break and ahead of apps for news organizations including CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, and BuzzFeed. "People should decide who they follow and who they want to hear from. We do believe in the power of free expression, but we also need to balance that with the fact that bad-faith actors intentionally try to silence other voices".

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