Twitter Trashes Ted Cruz For Defending Alex Jones After Facebook Suspension

Twitter Trashes Ted Cruz For Defending Alex Jones After Facebook Suspension

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) received a round of mockery on Twitter Saturday morning after he defended right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones over his suspension by Facebook.

Facebook officially suspended the InfoWars founder for posting hate speech on his personal and work pages and for bullying others.

“Our Community Standards make it clear that we prohibit content that encourages physical harm [bullying], or attacks someone based on their religious affiliation or gender identity [hate speech],” Facebook said, according to Reuters. “We remove content that violates our standards as soon as we’re aware of it.”

Jones is also on the verge of being permanently banned by YouTube.

Jones has attacked the families of victims of the Sandy Hook mass shooting by claiming that the mass shooting was faked and that the kids who were killed are merely “crisis actors.” He has repeatedly harassed the victims’ families.

Jones has also called 9/11 an “inside job,” accused former President Obama of being an Al-Qaeda leader, pushed the false Pizzagate conspiracy against Hillary Clinton, and has cried “false flag” after nearly all mass shootings and terrorist attacks committed by white men, just to name a few of the many conspiracies he has pushed over the years.

Jones is also a Trump supporter and a resident of Texas, so, of course, Ted Cruz would jump to his defense.

Cruz claims that Facebook is censoring free speech by suspending Jones, who violated the social media giant’s community standards and terms of service by bullying others and posting hate speech.

Twitter users immediately mocked Cruz, including by pointing out that the First Amendment only protects free speech from being restricted by the government.

We can now add supporting Alex Jones as yet another reason why Texans should vote against Cruz in November.

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