The Twitter account of far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was suspended for a week in August. 
The Twitter account of far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was suspended for a week in August.  - 
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We spent a lot of 2018 talking about free speech online and what responsibility social media platforms bear for the information or ideas shared on them. We'll probably spend 2019 talking about it a lot, too. For now, let's think back to the summer, when conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars brand were getting booted off virtually every big social network and hosting service. We called up Kate Klonick, an assistant professor at St. John’s School of Law, to make us smart on the issues in play.

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