Scarborough Rips Twitter For Not Pulling Infowars: They Profit ‘From Spreading Slander’

Twitter, thus far, has been the major holdout in the purge of Infowars from social media platforms. And Morning Joe wants to know why.

On Tuesday, host Joe Scarborough slammed Twitter for not following its industry peers and continuing to host content from the far-right outlet and its founder, Alex Jones.

“[Twitter CEO] Jack Dorsey‘s defense is pretty remarkable,” Scarborough said. “When you have Infowars founder spreading lies that actually endanger of lives of Sandy Hook parents, and he’s sitting there going, ‘Well, it’s not really up to us to determine whether these are actors who were pretending that they’re 6 and 7-year-old children’s bodies were riddled with bullets on the Friday before Christmas vacation. That’s really up to journalists to figure that out.’ I don’t understand.”

Scarborough went on to claim that it is actually in Twitter’s best economic interest to allow Infowars to continue to distribute content on their platform.

“They actually profit from spreading lies, from spreading slander,” the MSNBC host said. “And if any public figure tries to speak out against it, then that generates more hate, which of course generates more traffic, which benefits Twitter even more.”

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