As the CEO of a giant, influential platform, it's totally disingenuous for Dorsey to pretend like allowing Jones to use that platform for lies and hate speech and harassment is an apolitical act.
Apple was among several tech companies that cracked down on the conspiracy theorist's content in back-to-back purges on Sunday and Monday, joining Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook in removing several of Jones' pages and podcast. As CNN points out, "his blog, Infowars.com, has over 3 million American viewers every month and his radio show, which is syndicated on more than 60 stations, is reported to have anywhere between 2 million and 5 million listeners daily". Transparency is a lovely thing, and we'd all probably be better off if tech companies brought their operations, motives, and funding into the open. Jones' show InfoWars is known for posting conspiracy theories.
Dorsey clarified that InfoWars did not break any of Twitter's rules, and that Twitter would be depending on journalists, who already have their own jobs that they do for a living, to counter the misinformation and conspiracy theories spread on Twitter's platform by people like Jones. Since the app hosts livestreams rather than recorded videos or audio clips (like the removed InfoWars podcasts), it makes it harder to discover when the app itself has violated Apple's rules. We'll enforce if he does. "Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users", a company spokesperson said.
Dorsey hasn't directly defended attacking dead children and their grieving parents, but he has argued that he can't be expected to play nanny to people who don't necessarily do these things on Twitter.
Ultimately, it's up to the user to deal with offensive posts appearing in their timeline, Dorsey told Hannity - assuming it gets through Twitter's "off-platform" filtering.
Jones did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent to Infowars.
Twitter's VP of trust and safety, Del Harvey, had said in an email to employees earlier on Wednesday that had InfoWars published the offending content to Twitter, it would constitute a violation of Twitter's rules, and would have forced the company to "take action".