Alex Jones and Infowars Are Purged from YouTube, Facebook, Apple, and Spotify

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On Monday, Google/YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, and Apple announced that they had deleted all Infowars content from their platforms. Four Facebook pages that were controlled by Jones were removed, and Apple removed five out of six of Jones’ podcast streams. CNN has lobbied Facebook and YouTube to shut down Jones’ accounts. Congressman Ted Deutsch (D-FL) pressured YouTube to remove Jones from their platform. Congressman Mike Quigley also urged Twitter to censor Paul Joseph Watson, one of the lead commentators at Infowars.

All of these companies ostensibly are private companies and, as such, they did not violate the First Amendment that guarantees that government shall not deny free speech. Yet, they have a monopoly on speech in the public square and may be subject to regulation as a monopoly. The problem, however, is that their censorship policies are closely aligned with the mindset of government agencies, so they effectively are one-and-the-same. -GEG

Update: MailChimp, LinkedIn, Pinterest, iTunes and Stitcher have also banned Infowars.  Alex Jones is still on Twitter and Instagram.  Instagram has banned UK activist Tommy Robinson.

 

Hours after Alex Jones and Infowars were banned from iTunes and Facebook, The Alex Jones Channel on YouTube which had 2.4 million followers was terminated on Monday “for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines,” along with the Ron Gibson channel which archived Jones’ daily shows. 

Earlier Monday we reported that Apple had completely removed five of Infowars’ six podcasts from its iTunes and Podcast apps under their hate speech guidelines, reports BuzzFeed News – including the daily Alex Jones podcast and the show “War Room” – in “one of the largest enforcement actions intended to curb conspiratorial news content by a technology company to date.”

Meanwhile according to Bloomberg, Facebook removed the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the Infowars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page, which they said “have been unpublished for repeated violations of community standards and accumulating too many strikes.

Facebook said it reviewed content “glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies”

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Apple’s decision is the latest in a string of technology companies which have taken action against Jones and Infowars, which he founded 19 years ago in 1999. Last month, YouTube and Facebook each pulled down four videos by Jones and Infowars. Facebook suspended Jones for 30 days, while YouTube hit the news outlet with a “strike.” Meanwhile, Spotify and the podcast app Stitcher followed suit, removing specific episodes of Jones’ show they deemed to contain hateful content.

Apple’s decision comes on the heels of liberal outrage directed at Jones and his network, most recently spearheaded by online activists Sleeping Giants – which has lobbied for tech platforms in general to cut all ties with Jones; condemning Apple last week for their reluctance.

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It doesn’t matter if you don’t like Alex Jones…Big Tech is coming for you next -great article from RT: “a federal judge used the “designated public forum” definition to demand that President Donald Trump allow critics access to his personal Twitter account – not the official @POTUS one – because he is a public official. However, if social media platforms are a “designated public forum” that government is not allowed to exclude people from on First Amendment grounds, how is it OK for corporations that operate these platforms to do so? Or is chilling dissent, warping conversation and skewing perception… Read more »

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Alex is a controlled opposition meant to kill free speech by rolling over in lawsuits against him- and his Jewish ex-wife has joined the oposition that is suing him for Sandy Hoax. Check out this article by James Tracy, the professor that was fired for teaching students about false flag events: “Performance Artists” versus The First Amendment By James F. Tracy Inflammatory radio host Alex Jones is besieged with lawsuits brought by Sandy Hook parents who claim to be “defamed” by the content of his broadcasts. America’s loudest rant monger appears to be fulfilling a central role in a broader… Read more »

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I have warned people about this for years. In our our US military Counter Insurgency operations in foreign nations this same tactic is used regularly when dealing with societies. It creates dissidence and that gives the orchestrators a measurement device to determine who needs to be dealt with. They have attained Information Dominance in the US which also reveals the lack of political and social prowess we have. We have offered doctrine to correct this debilitating condition, but have yet to see people gain the knowledge and determination to overcome these conditions in the US.