Twitter Bans Alex Jones, InfoWars

Alex Jones looks on as the leaders of Twitter and Facebook testify at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee

Alex Jones looks on as the leaders of Twitter and Facebook testify at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday about their companies' alleged anti-conservative bias and foreign governments manipulating social media platforms to influence U.S. politics.

OK, we just have to preface this whole thing by making something super clear: we are NOT on Marco Rubio's side.

Eventually, Jones interrupted Rubio during a gaggle, asking him to address "the Democrats purging conservatives" on social media.

"Hey, don't touch me again man, I'm asking you do not touch me", Rubio tells Jones.

Rubio continued through the heckling to take questions from reporters, warning against overreach in regulating social media platforms. "You're not going to get arrested, man. You';re not going to get arrested".

I do think Alex Jones is a clown but, unfortunately, he has a point.

Jones accused the senator of wanting to beat him up and called him a "little gangster thug". "I don't really read your website".

Jones and Infowars remain on Twitter, and Jones maintains the support of President Donald Trump.

That led Jones to repeatedly argue to the assembled reporters that Rubio "threatened to physically take care of me". Jones retorts, "Look at this little frat boy".

InfoWars host Alex Jones showed up to Facebook and Twitter's meeting with Congress Wednesday.

"Who are you? Who is this guy?"

Jones then asked Rubio if he planned on having him arrested if he dared to touch him again.

After giving a few answers about the committee meeting, Rubio's patience appeared to run out and moved on.

After intense backlash, Facebook and Twitter recently suspended and removed Jones' content for violating terms of service, Jones claims the companies are attempting to censure him.

Realizing Rubio was no longer going to answer his questions, Jones started calling Rubio a snake while laughing like a disturbed schoolboy. "So, we (are) going to get crazier people".

But it was a later hearing, in the House, that was to address his pet cause of a perceived social media bias against conservatives.

"I didn't say that", Rubio says. Go back to your bathhouse.

Family members of some of the victims are suing Jones for defamation.

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