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Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones, Infowars for abusive behavior

Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones, Infowars for abusive behavior

Twitter's permanent ban of conspiracy-monger Alex Jones on Thursday again underscored the difficulty many social-media services face in trying to consistently apply their rules against harassment and other bad behavior.

The platform took action against Jones and his Infowars show for "abusive behavior," referencing videos posted Wednesday that showed him berating CNN journalist Oliver Darcy for some 10 minutes between two congressional hearings on social media.

Jones has behaved badly before — calling survivors of a shooting in Parkland, Florida "crisis actors" and saying...

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