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Old 08-10-2018, 10:04 AM
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Default Farewell, Infowars. You won’t be missed.

Forget their touting their platforms as wild and free, this week social media giants gave themselves over to a conspiracy of censorship but of course chose a target the Left would cheer.

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This week, Apple, Facebook and YouTube removed the majority of noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s content from their platforms, to the dismay of crackpots across the Web.
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Notice the insult at the end of the quote. The mega corporations didn't abandon their often expressed commitment to free speech by conspiring to ban Infowars, only a crackpot would object to their hypocrisy.

But wait, the sneering insults from the Wapo owned by Internet mega corporation Amazon founder Jeff Bezos continue.

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If you’re an up-and-coming conspiracy theorist who traffics in absurd falsehoods and plans to build an empire through a combination of fear-mongering and dietary supplement sales, the events of this week may give you pause. But that, to my mind, is a good thing. If “we’re all Alex Jones” speaks to your heart, there may be some personal problems you need to address.
Object to the hypocrisy of self annointed free speech champions conspiring to censor content they deem offensive, well that's a personal problem you have. Critics of the corporate censorship are more than likely so-called deplorables anyway so in yet another expression of solidarity with the Left's embrace of fascism they ought to be condemned as supporting Infowars conspiracy theories.

Oh but wait, no justification of Left wing authoritarianism is complete without an appeal to the so-called public interest.

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When it comes down to it, false statements and purposeful conspiracy-mongering cause public harm. Often, a lot of harm. In December 2016, a man shot up the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington following a rumor, amplified by Jones, that it was hosting a pedophile ring. Parents of children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School can’t visit their children’s graves because they are hounded by Infowars-inspired harassers. In June, an armed man in an armored vehicle barricaded himself near the Hoover Dam in support of QAnon, only the latest of the cockeyed theories that Jones has promoted.
Of course when a Bernie Sanders acolyte attempted mass assasination of Congressional Republicans his ringing condemnations of Republicans as the party of the rich couldn't possibly inspired the murderous attack. If they had, the internet social media giants would have banned Bernie. it's perfectly okay for the Resistance media to label our President a traitor with no evidence of treason other than their own hatred, they are automatically absolved of the violence they inspire. But Infowars ought to be subjected to hecklers vetoes enforced by mega corporation censorship.
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Karma will bite those giant pissants in the ass. Wait for it.
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Default Re: Farewell, Infowars. You won’t be missed.

the man incited a bunch of texans to believe they were going to be invaded. wonder someone didn't get killed. you gotta draw the line somewhere. if we're not going to have ethics let's at least not be dangerous.
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the man incited a bunch of texans to believe they were going to be invaded. wonder someone didn't get killed. you gotta draw the line somewhere. if we're not going to have ethics let's at least not be dangerous.
I didn't even blink regarding that crap. Were the "Texans" from Austin, or Dallas?
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Default Re: Farewell, Infowars. You won’t be missed.

I am sure Jones will find somewhere else to host is crack pot conspiracy videos and the handful of tards who believe his lies will follow him there.
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Default Re: Farewell, Infowars. You won’t be missed.

While I personally think that Alex Jones is a nut job and could care less if he has a platform from which to profess his idiocy, I think it is very hypocritical and underhanded that these social media platforms would make such a move.

But they are privately owned companies (in such that they are not bound by the First Amendment) and they can tailor their business model any way they wish.

That being said, as a potential customer of these companies, I also have choices. Thus far, I have chosen to refrain from partaking in their services for a myriad of reasons, one of which is their hostility towards those not marching in lock step with the left wing in this country.
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the man incited a bunch of texans to believe they were going to be invaded. wonder someone didn't get killed. you gotta draw the line somewhere. if we're not going to have ethics let's at least not be dangerous.
So, where was this concern when Bernie invited one of his devotees to open fire on a Republican Congressional baseball practice? Oh wait he's not responsible.
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So, where was this concern when Bernie invited one of his devotees to open fire on a Republican Congressional baseball practice? Oh wait he's not responsible.
How can anybody even intelligibly compare the two situations.
We can quote what Alex Jones and Infowars has said that incites people.
What did Bernie say that you insinuate he is responsible for?
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How can anybody even intelligibly compare the two situations.
We can quote what Alex Jones and Infowars has said that incites people.
What did Bernie say that you insinuate he is responsible for?
azwanker iterally just makes **** up constantly. there is no semblance of honesty with that old racist bastard.
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azwanker iterally just makes **** up constantly. there is no semblance of honesty with that old racist bastard.
Please then, kindly point out some of his falsehoods. I'm sure others will appreciate your valuable information.
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