Some Alex Jones content removed from Twitter after being mentioned by CNN

Some Alex Jones content removed from Twitter after being mentioned by CNN
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Several tweets and videos posted by InfoWars host Alex Jones were removed from Twitter shortly after they were reported on by CNN on Thursday.

More than a dozen videos and tweets from Jones's account containing content that apparently violated the site's content policy were deleted less than an hour after the article by CNN's Oliver Darcy went live.

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In some of the messages, Jones reportedly compared Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor David Hogg to members of the Nazi Party and suggested that other survivors interviewed by the news media were actors.

"The Nazis did wear armbands, David Hogg wears one. The Nazis were a youth movement, they didn't want the guns. And so if the shoe fits, wear it," Jones said in one now-deleted video, according to CNN.

"Are Child Actors Being Used To Push Gun Control in Florida Shooting?" Jones asked in the caption of another video that has since been purged from the site.

Another now-deleted video attacked transgender Americans, which Jones accused of showing up at schools and "hav[ing] their way with your children" while wearing "demon outfits," CNN reported.

According to CNN, a Twitter spokesperson said the company did not remove the content.

The deletions come a day after Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey defended the decision not to remove InfoWars and Jones from the platform in the face of the outlet being kicked off other platforms such as Facebook, Spotify and YouTube.

“We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday,” Dorsey wrote. “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.”

Jones, known for pushing right-wing conspiracy theories against Democrats and left-leaning political groups, is a vocal supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE and interviewed Trump during the president's 2016 run for office.