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Twitter suspends additional Infowars accounts

Twitter has suspended 18 accounts linked to Infowars, a spokesman for the social media company confirmed Monday to The Hill.

CNN's Oliver Darcy first reported the suspensions Monday, writing in a tweet that Twitter had "suspended 18 accounts which were 'under the Infowars umbrella.' "

The suspended accounts include @InfowarsPapers, @InforwarsShop, @InfowarsReports and @Inforwars_EU, Darcy added.

A number of Infowars-related accounts referenced in a Daily Beast story last week have also since been suspended. Those include an account for Infowars's "Real News" show and the website's "News Wars" account. 

Last month, Twitter permanently banned Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and the main Infowars account from the platform. Other accounts related to Infowars, however, had remained active.

A Twitter spokesman referred The Hill to a Twitter statement from last month, when Twitter said it would "continue to evaluate reports we receive regarding other accounts potentially associated" with Jones or Infowars.

"We will continue to evaluate reports we receive regarding other accounts potentially associated with @realalexjones or @infowars and will take action if content that violates our rules is reported or if other accounts are utilized in an attempt to circumvent their ban," Twitter said at the time.

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