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InfoWars and Alex Jones will not be banned by Twitter

InfoWars and its founder Alex Jones will not be banned by Twitter because their accounts do not violate the website's rules.

That's according to Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey, who has made the comments despite the conspiracy theorist's content having been deleted by a number of tech companies, such as YouTube and Facebook, in recent weeks.

He wrote on the micro-blogging platform: "We didn't suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday. We know that's hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn't violated our rules. We'll enforce if he does. And we'll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren't artificially amplified. (sic)"

Meanwhile, social media has recently been accused of being "deliberately" addictive to its users.

Silicon Valley insiders have argued that the services are purposefully addicting users to their products for financial gain.

Former Mozilla and Jawbone employee Aza Raskin said: "It's as if they're taking behavioural cocaine and just sprinkling it all over your interface. And that's the thing that keeps you like coming back and back and back.

"Behind every screen on your phone, there are generally like literally a thousand engineers that have worked on this thing to try to make it maximally addicting."

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