Date: August 06, 2018
“YouTube, Apple and Facebook have removed main outlets for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars website, citing repeated violations of policies against hate speech and glorifying violence. Infowars responded by accusing the companies of censorship.
The streaming service Spotify also expanded a ban imposed last week on some of Jones’ content, saying Monday that “The Alex Jones Show has lost access to the Spotify platform.”
On Sunday, Apple and iTunes deleted five podcasts related to Infowars and Jones. The other bans then piled up in quick succession.
“Apple does not tolerate hate speech,” the company said in a statement. “We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions.”
YouTube and Facebook had previously warned Jones and Infowars that they were accumulating “strikes” by violating the services’ community standards.”
I’m literally just finding out about this total ban…
…I don’t support censorship…not even for a-holes like Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, or any of the other bozos who work for InfoWars…
…But let’s get real, here…Alex and company got away with obscene levels of abuse and violations on YouTube, for years…
…The only shocking thing here, is that YouTube actually took any action, at all…
…I was starting to believe, that InfoWars was “untouchable” on YouTube, as they were clearly treated by grossly different standards from the rest of us.
…Of course…YouTube deserves zero accolades for this…as it was certain to be a self protecting move…They don’t want anything to do, with the plethora of possible law suits, compliments of hosting InfoWars content.
…The last thing YouTube has, is a spine and a set of balls…and forget about integrity…
Really, though…I cannot blame YouTube, in cases like this one…Probably the best thing YouTube even can do for itself, is totally sever ties with InfoWars.
Where it comes to people on YouTube, who actually deserve this…YouTube actually got it right…for once…
YouTube, Facebook and Apple shut down Alex Jones channels:
ALEX JONES / INFOWARS BANNED ON YOUTUBE: