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A new survey shows that many in the tech field believe Alex Jones should be banned from Twitter

He’s running out of platforms to be banned from.

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In recent months, Alex Jones of Infowars fame has faced suspensions and bans on everything from YouTube to Spotify, to Facebook and with good reason. The man broke the rules.  There was one exception, however, Twitter, where Jones’ continued to peddle his thoughts and drive his fans into hysteria. He did eventually receive a suspension on Twitter, as well, but it was only for one week. Which poses the question – should Twitter ban Alex Jones?

Thanks to a new survey from TeamBlind, we now know what the tech companies of the world think of an Alex Jones’ presence on Twitter, and the general consensus? Ban him. To understand this survey, you also have to understand Blind. Blind is an anonymous workplace app that is used by over 40,000 users, primarily by those in tech.

So, when looking at the top tech companies, including Facebook, Apple, Lyft, Amazon, Intel, eBay, Snap, Microsoft, and Facebook, 61% of those surveyed, 5,137 in total, believe Alex Jones should be banned from the Twitter platform. In fact, over 50% of all company employees surveyed believe he should be banned. Except for one – Twitter employees. Only 21% of Twitter employees believe a ban is in order.

And while I have applauded every company to issue bans, I’m going to have to side with Twitter on this one, simply because if anyone’s opinion on this were valid, it would be Twitter employees. If you’re interested in the full results, check them out below.

Company

Yes %

Yes

No

Total

Apple

71.96%

77

30

107

Cisco

67.65%

46

22

68

Lyft

65.52%

38

20

58

Expedia

64.29%

72

40

112

Intuit

63.64%

42

24

66

Pinterest

63.49%

40

23

63

Oracle

62.50%

35

21

56

Oath

59.38%

38

26

64

Intel

57.50%

46

34

80

Adobe

56.25%

36

28

64

LinkedIn

56.10%

46

36

82

eBay

55.88%

38

30

68

Google

55.70%

88

70

158

Amazon

55.12%

280

228

508

Uber

54.55%

84

70

154

Facebook

53.00%

106

94

200

Salesforce

52.33%

45

41

86

Snap

51.85%

28

26

54

Airbnb

51.79%

29

27

56

Microsoft

51.40%

440

416

856

Twitter

21.43%

12

34

56

What do you think about the results from the study? Do you agree with Twitter or basically everyone else? Let us know in the comments below.

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Senior Editor with a focus on all things tech and gaming. Life Adventurer. You can keep up with me on Twitter: @Josiah_Motley

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