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Old 08-07-2018, 09:28 PM
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Default YouTube, Apple and Facebook remove content from InfoWars and Alex Jones

I'm so surprised this hasn't been posted already

https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/06/tec...nes/index.html



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Each social media platform said Monday that it had removed content from Jones or InfoWars because it had violated their policies. The companies' moves shut down key distribution channels that had given the controversial media figure easy access to millions of internet users.

The most dramatic action came last, from YouTube, which is owned by Google (GOOGL). It removed many top channels associated with InfoWars, including The Alex Jones Channel, which had 2.4 million subscribers and videos that were viewed over 1.5 billion times.

"When users violate ... policies repeatedly, like our policies against hate speech and harassment or our terms prohibiting circumvention of our enforcement measures, we terminate their accounts," said a spokesperson for YouTube.

Some channels for some of InfoWars' top personalities were still on the platform, however.

InfoWars is notorious for spreading demonstrably false information and conspiracy theories on a host of issues. It has suggested that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, and that the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job orchestrated by the US government.
Youtube is the one that surprised me.
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InfoWars did not respond to a request for comment.

But in a message posted Monday on Twitter, Jones encouraged users to access live streams directly from the InfoWars website. He described it as "the one platform that they CAN'T ban."

Earlier on Monday, Facebook removed four pages associated with InfoWars and Jones for repeated violations of its policies.

The social media platform said in a statement that it had "unpublished" the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the InfoWars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page.
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Facebook (FB) removed four videos from the pages last week after determining that they violated its hate speech and bullying policies. It also suspended the personal profile of Jones.

The company said that more content from the pages had since been reported, and it had decided to remove them for "repeated violations of community standards and accumulating too many strikes."

"Upon review, we have taken it down for glorifying violence ... and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies," said Facebook.
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Default Re: YouTube, Apple and Facebook remove content from InfoWars and Alex Jones

For the record, and I've made this public, I think infowars (and Alex Jones) are top tier fruitcakes...

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http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/ope...onspiracy.html

Political Wrinkles - View Single Post - Judge Napolitano on some libertarians' desires

Having said that, these social media-First Amendment destroyers have no credibility UNLESS they pull this stunt across the board and ALSO ban the crazies and fruitcakes from the "Trump is Hitler" & "Republicans are racist/bigots/Islamophobic/Sexist" crowd...

...which won't happen, because rules are made for their political enemies, not allies...
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For the record, and I've made this public, I think infowars (and Alex Jones) are top tier fruitcakes...

Examples...

Political Wrinkles - View Single Post - InfoWars' Alex Jones is a 'performance artist playing a character', according to his

http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/ope...onspiracy.html

Political Wrinkles - View Single Post - Judge Napolitano on some libertarians' desires

Having said that, these social media-First Amendment destroyers have no credibility UNLESS they pull this stunt across the board and ALSO ban the crazies and fruitcakes from the "Trump is Hitler" & "Republicans are racist/bigots/Islamophobic/Sexist" crowd...

...which won't happen, because rules are made for their political enemies, not allies...
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