Later, YouTube, Facebook and other companies followed suit. "It's illustrative of a broader trend of reactive enforcement" by the companies, he added. It glorified violence and promoted conspiracy theories.
Dorsey, who had previously rejected calls to ban Jones and Infowars, said the move was "consistent" with Twitter's policies and that a suspension "makes someone think about their actions".
The executive told the Post that Twitter hasn't reconsidered its core incentives, created to keep users engaged and interactive, in the dozen years of its existence.
The situation with Jones may be illustrative.
As per Twitter's policy, while Jones can browse and send direct messages to his followers, he would not be able to tweet, retweet, or like. Twitter would have required those tweets to be deleted, if they were to have remained up. The company would not comment on what the offending post said.
On Friday, one day after a CNN investigation found that Jones' Twitter accounts appeared to have repeatedly violated the company's rules, Twitter said the accounts belonging to Jones and his fringe media organization InfoWars would remain online.
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Twitter's rules against abusive behaviour says that a user may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone.
In a video on Monday on Twitter-owned Periscope, Jones told his supporters "it's time to act on the enemy before they do a false flag". But it is still up elsewhere on the web. "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". Facebook, meanwhile, suspended him for 30 days and took down four of his pages, including two for his "Infowars" show.
Dorsey drew criticism last week for continuing to allow Jones to use the platform, arguing that he had not broken Twitter's rules.
As of Wednesday, the tweet has disappeared from his account.
But after CNN's investigation was published, the tweets cited in it were nearly immediately deleted from the social media website.