Alex Jones permanently banned from Twitter

Marco Rubio Calls Alex Jones a Clown: ‘Don’t Touch Me Again!’

The confrontation happened outside a hearing at which Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey testified on their companies' efforts to combat the use of fake social media accounts by Russian Federation and other foreign powers to interfere in US elections. From there, Jones describes Rubio as "snake-like" and calls him a "little frat boy".

"You're not going to get arrested, man".

"I don't know who you are, man", Rubio said as Jones repeatedly interrupted him.

Jones turned to the reporters and said Rubio had "threatened to physically take care of me". Rubio said, "You're not going to get arrested; I'll take care of it myself". "You're not going to silence me, you're not going to silence America", Jones said.

"Oh, he'll beat me up", Jones responded.

Jones on Wednesday confronted CNN's Oliver Darcy, the network said, who has reported extensively on Twitter's rules, and Jones' violations of them.

Jones and Infowars remain on Twitter, and Jones maintains the support of President Donald Trump. "He's weird", he said, asking aloud who Jones was - a question that appeared created to irk Jones.

"The media ran a hoax", Jones told CNBC's Julia Boorstin. Jones retorts, "Look at this little frat boy".

Alex Jones fought with Sen. "He doesn't know who I am, but he is so mad", Jones said with excitement. Jones asked. "I didn't say that", Rubio replied. But Twitter did not ban him from its platform then, even after YouTube, Apple and Facebook each kicked him off.

Jones, who had already touched Rubio's shoulder when he entered the gaggle, touched him again, and Rubio told him to stop.

"I've got to go to the committee".

Rolling his eyes, Rubio says, "I didn't say that, either".

Rubio threw down some tough talk, for a Senator, saying.

"Big tech companies are purging conservatives, they're shadow-banning en masse".

Mr. Jones unexpectedly went to Capitol Hill Wednesday as Twitter and Facebook face questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Family members of some of the victims are suing Jones for defamation.

Rubio eventually walked away, dismissing Jones as a "clown".

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