Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones and Infowars accounts

Radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks to the media outside of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing with CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey on Sept 5.

Twitter announced on Thursday that it had banned far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its platform, as well as the Infowars account, the website it operates.

"Today, we permanently suspend @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope," said the social network.

"We took this action based on the new reports of tweets and videos published yesterday that violate our policy of abusive behavior, in addition to previous violations of the accounts."

More to come.