After facing protests on its platform, Twitter has temporarily banned the account of United States conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones.Twitter confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday that Jones' Twitter account was "put in read-only mode".It means Jones can browse Twitter posts but cannot tweet.
Twitter is joining other prominent tech companies in muzzling Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who's used the tech services to spread false information.
Dorsey said in the Post interview that Twitter has not changed its incentives, which like most social platforms are created to push interaction and keep users engaged consistently, since it was founded.
"The most important thing that we can do is we look at the incentives that we're building into our product", Dorsey told the newspaper.
Dorsey also expressed interest in redesigning key elements of Twitter such as the "like" button, labeling automated bots that pose as humans and how the platform displays a user's follower count.
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Late Tuesday, Twitter said it suspended Jones' personal account for seven days because he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.
His Infowars account on Twitter was not affected, and was actively tweeting about the move on Wednesday.
This week, the Grab Your Wallet founder Shannon Coulter had a viral Twitter thread suggesting that users could get Jones banned by blocking a list of all the Fortune 500 Twitter handles. "So, people need to have their battle rifles and everything ready at their bedsides and you got to be ready because the media is so disciplined in their deception".
This punishment is light compared with that leveled by Apple, YouTube and Spotify, which permanently removed material Jones had published. Facebook, meanwhile, suspended him for 30 days and took down four of his pages, including two for his "Infowars" show.
Dorsey had originally defended his company's decision not to ban Jones, tweeting that Jones "hasn't violated our rules" but if he does "we'll enforce". "I feel any suspension, whether it be a permanent or a temporary one, makes someone think about their actions and their behaviors", Dorsey said.