Twitter Permanently Bans Alex Jones and Infowars

The platform had faced widespread pressure to remove him

The ban comes a day after Jones livestreamed himself berating a CNN reporter on Periscope. Getty Images

Twitter has permanently banned the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his website Infowars from the platform and from livestreaming service Periscope, the company said this afternoon.

@kelseymsutton Kelsey Sutton is the streaming editor at Adweek, where she covers the business of streaming television.