Alex Jones’ Infowars gets banned from Apple’s App Store
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Alex Jones’ Infowars gets banned from Apple’s App Store

Another domino has fallen in Alex Jones’ media empire. Apple this week announced that it’s pulled the controversial conspiracy theorist/provocateur from the App Store this…

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It’s time for Facebook and Twitter to coordinate efforts on hate speech
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It’s time for Facebook and Twitter to coordinate efforts on hate speech

Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, there has been burgeoning awareness of the hate speech on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter….

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Twitter puts Infowars’ Alex Jones in the ‘read-only’ sin bin for 7 days
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Twitter puts Infowars’ Alex Jones in the ‘read-only’ sin bin for 7 days

Twitter has finally taken action against Infowars creator Alex Jones, but it isn’t what you might think. While Apple, Facebook, Google/YouTube, Spotify and many others…

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Some Infowars tweets vanished today, but Twitter didn’t remove them
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Some Infowars tweets vanished today, but Twitter didn’t remove them

A handful of tweets and videos that appear to have been cited in the choice to remove Alex Jones from Facebook and YouTube vanished from…

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Facebook now deletes posts that financially endanger/trick people
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Facebook now deletes posts that financially endanger/trick people

It’s not just inciting violence, threats and hate speech that will get Facebook to remove posts by you or your least favorite troll. Endangering someone…

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Who Is Alex Jones And Why Is Everyone Banning Him?
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Who Is Alex Jones And Why Is Everyone Banning Him?

Image Source: Infowars (screenshot) Until this week, Alex Jones was a fringe figure most famous for claiming the government is “turning the freaking frogs gay.”…

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Apple defends decision not to remove InfoWars’ app
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Apple defends decision not to remove InfoWars’ app

Apple has commented on its decision to continue to allow conspiracy theorist profiteer InfoWars to livestream video podcasts via an app in its App Store,…

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Snapchat monitors Infowars as Alex Jones promotes “Censorship” gag AR filter
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Snapchat monitors Infowars as Alex Jones promotes “Censorship” gag AR filter

Snapchat has largely escaped scrutiny about fake news and election interference since its content quickly disappears and its publisher hub Discover is a closed platform….

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Here are the platforms that have banned Infowars so far
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Here are the platforms that have banned Infowars so far

Over the past two-and-a-half weeks, tech platforms have taken a (if sometimes meek) stance against the far-right and conspiracy theorist content of Alex Jones by…

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Twitter defends its decision to keep the Alex Jones conspiracy factory around
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Twitter defends its decision to keep the Alex Jones conspiracy factory around

[Heavy sigh] Twitter is doing that thing again. That thing where it stands by an incoherent policy choice that is only consistent with its long…

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First They Came For Alex Jones
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First They Came For Alex Jones

On today’s edition of The Daily Daily Caller Podcast, we talk about the de-platforming of Alex Jones by Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify, and how…

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Here’s Twitter’s position on Alex Jones (and hate-peddling anti-truthers) — hint: It’s a fudge
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Here’s Twitter’s position on Alex Jones (and hate-peddling anti-truthers) — hint: It’s a fudge

The number of tech platforms taking action against Alex Jones, the far right InfoWars conspiracy theorist and hate speech preacher, has been rising in recent…

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Now even YouPorn has banned Alex Jones, but he’s still on Twitter
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Now even YouPorn has banned Alex Jones, but he’s still on Twitter

Streaming adult video site YouPorn, announced today that it has banned Alex Jones from its platform, following actions against the conspiracy-monger by tech companies including…

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Chilling effects
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Chilling effects

The removal of conspiracy enthusiast content by InfoWars brings us to an interesting and important point in the history of online discourse. The current form of…

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Facebook has removed 4 Infowars pages — but not because of fake news
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Facebook has removed 4 Infowars pages — but not because of fake news

There’s yet more Alex Jones/Infowars news. Facebook yanked four of the conspiracy theorist’s videos from its platform last week, and now it has finally taken more…

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Apple has removed Infowars podcasts from iTunes
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Apple has removed Infowars podcasts from iTunes

Apple has followed the lead of Google and Facebook after it removed Infowars, the conspiracy theorist organization helmed by Alex Jones, from its iTunes and…

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Spotify becomes the latest tech platform to reject Alex Jones
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Spotify becomes the latest tech platform to reject Alex Jones

Yesterday, Spotify became the third tech platform in just over a week to take a stance on Alex Jones’s controversial far-right and conspiracy theorist content….

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Facebook also removes 4 Infowars videos, including one it previously cleared
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Facebook also removes 4 Infowars videos, including one it previously cleared

Days after defending its decision to give a voice to conspiracy theory peddler Alex Jones and his Infowars site, Facebook has removed four of his…

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