"I'm asking you not to touch me", Rubio said. "Thank God Trump is". The social media platform said it would continually monitor accounts that may be associated with Jones for rule violations.
Rubio later told reporters that coverage of Jones made "crazy people superstars".
"Don't touch me again, man".
Alex Jones is an indecent con man who spread conspiracy theories like Pizzagate that endangered live and inflicted more pain on families of fallen kids though his defamation of Sandy Hook families - which he's being sued for.
"Oh, he'll beat me up!" said Jones.
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But it's like Alien vs Predator up in here right now; they're all monsters, but only one is going to destroy all life as we know it.
"You're not going to get arrested", Rubio replies.
Florida's junior senator was doing an interview with media outlets in Washington D.C. outside a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing where social media executives from companies like Facebook and Twitter are testifying about their role confronting foreign influences on their platforms.
Twitter has chose to permanently ban conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has a long history of provoking and harassing mass shooting survivors and victims' families, the company announced Thursday via its Twitter Safety account.
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Marco Rubio promoted his appearance at the hearing beforehand, releasing statements on Twitter to address how social media sites are used to share ideas - and in turn, to suggest that censorship is being used to control which ideas are seen by the public.
"I gotta go. You guys can talk to this clown", Rubio told the reporters.
They went on to say that they may not be finished banning accounts related to Jones and his company. That really set Jones off, as he proceeded to call Rubio a "snake" and a "frat boy".
Jones repeatedly interrupted Rubio while he was attempting to answer questions from reporters during a recess.
Jones again bragged about his website's millions of views, and patted Rubio on the shoulder.
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We need to build algorithms to proactively look for when these things are occurring and take action". Google too was to be present at this hearing, but the company did not send a senior executive.