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    Is It Censorship for Platforms to Delete InfoWars Content? Not According to InfoWars

    Like Droomp, Alex Jones is a peddler of lies and conspiracy theories. He argues that the TOS of his own dedicated website are "censorship"...but only on other internet platforms.

    Is It ‘Censorship’ for Platforms to Delete InfoWars Content? Not According to InfoWars.s
    Critics of Alex Jones and InfoWars took delight in pointing out the host's seeming double standard in his complaints about "censorship."
    In early August 2018, tech companies such as Facebook, Apple, and Spotify — who control a good deal of online content distribution — announced that they would be removing some or all of the content produced by InfoWars from their platforms over violations of their policies regarding areas such as hate speech and bullying.
    InfoWars host Alex Jones responded with a tweet storm (given that Twitter is one platform that hasn’t yet barred InfoWars content) in which he lashed out at those companies for engaging in “censorship”:

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    All of this was the lead-in to an irony that many critics of InfoWars and Alex Jones’s relentless conspiracy peddling found particularly appealing — namely that the Terms of Service detailed on the InfoWars website directly contradict the argument being made by Jones and his supporters. InfoWars themselves acknowledge that they may enforce their own rules with guests who use their platform, and that “is not censorship if you violate the rules and your post is deleted”:

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    What?

    Alex Jones is a hypocrite?

    Say it ain't so!

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    No! Alex yells MURDER in crowded theater--or classrooms.

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    According to a federal judge who said that President Trump cannot block posters on Twitter, yes, it is censorship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    According to a federal judge who said that President Trump cannot block posters on Twitter, yes, it is censorship.
    So what?

    The point is that even Alex Jones has a similar policy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    According to a federal judge who said that President Trump cannot block posters on Twitter, yes, it is censorship.
    Then Alex Jones is also guilty of censorship...pot, meet kettle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    According to a federal judge who said that President Trump cannot block posters on Twitter, yes, it is censorship.
    The distinction between government and private parties is significant.

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    The issue is much less censorship, but monopolistic practices.

    Remember, all platforms removed Alex Jones within a few hour period. Scrubbed from about 99% of the Internet. That shows coordination, and not just random arbitrary decisions...

    Meh... Microsoft did far less before it got broken up.

    Now Facebook can no longer argue that they are an open platform, but publishers. A few months before an election, just remove all of one side of the debate... Hmm, I don't see this ending well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    So what?

    The point is that even Alex Jones has a similar policy.


    Nothing to do with the federal court ruling I referred to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    According to a federal judge who said that President Trump cannot block posters on Twitter, yes, it is censorship.
    That's what makes Alex such a hypocrite.

    You need to pay attention.
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