• Now That Facebook, YouTube And Apple Have Come For Alex Jones, Now They Will Start Coming After The Rest Of Us

    13 days ago - By The Economic Collapse

    August 6th was one of darkest days in the history of the Internet. When I learned that Facebook, YouTube, Apple, Spotify, Pinterest and others had colluded to take down content from Alex Jones all on the same day, I knew exactly what was happening. They timed their attack so that it would hit the press at the beginning of the weekly news cycle on Monday so that their purge would have maximum societal impact. And the fact that there was such overt collusion was obviously meant to send a message. We were supposed to understand that if they can do this to Alex Jones, they can do it to any of...
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  • Breakingviews TV: Alex Jones gag

    Breakingviews TV: Alex Jones gag

    13 days ago - By Reuters

    Apple, Facebook and YouTube pulled the conspiracy monger's media arm off their platforms. The tech giants are increasingly caught in the crosshairs of free speech and fake news. Rob Cox and Jen Saba discuss why it's the courts, not Silicon Valley, that will deal with the bile.
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  • Infowars ban highlights obstacles to cracking down on hate speech

    Infowars ban highlights obstacles to cracking down on hate speech

    13 days ago - By Venture Beat

    OPINION: In case you missed it, Facebook announced yesterday that it was unpublishing four pages belonging to fringe conspiracy site Inofwars and its main host, Alex Jones, for violating the social network's hate speech guidelines. That was just a few hours after Apple announced that it was yanking Jones' podcast for violating hate spee...
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  • The hypocrisy of the Alex Jones purge shows Facebook is morally spineless

    The hypocrisy of the Alex Jones purge shows Facebook is morally spineless

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Alex Jones, the king of conspiracy theories, had his YouTube channel, Apple podcasts, Facebook page, and Spotify content all scrubbed off the internet over the last few days .
    As late as July, Facebook had defended Jones' right to publish and long resisted taking his pages down, saying it was a "fundamental" value for them to protect Jones' platform.
    Facebook now says they removed him for glorifying violence and hate speech.
    Jones has long glorified violence and spouted hate speech, and this example proves that Facebook is a spineless corporation.
    When Facebook removed the page of Alex...
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