Twitter is basically OK with harassment, just don’t @ anyone


Twitter will let you harass whomever you want as long as you don’t tag or @-mention them.

That’s essentially how Twitter explained its decision not to ban Alex Jones from its platform Tuesday after Facebook, Apple, Google, Spotify and others banned Jones for violating policies against hate speech and harassment.

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But Twitter has resisted the pressure to follow suit, telling several publications Monday that it didn’t believe Jones had broken its rules. 

On Tuesday, the company doubled down on that stance. “As we indicated yesterday, tweets from Alex Jones and InfoWars are not currently in violation of our Rules,” the company tweeted from the Twitter Safety account. Read more…

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