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Report: Twitter suspends account of Infowars host Alex Jones

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Twitter has moved against Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' account, preventing him from posting for 7 days following his removal from Facebook and many other social network platforms, according to CNET.

Why it matters: Twitter was the highest-profile holdout from the wave of companies and platforms that have recently shut down Jones' accounts. As recently as last week it said that Jones could remain on Twitter because he had not violated the site's rules.

How tech fuels authoritarians

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We always assumed technology and the naked transparency of social media would feed people’s taste for freedom and thirst for democracy.

The big picture: Right now, that assumption looks flawed: Technology might actually solidify the standing of despots and provide them with a new way to exert their power.