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Monday, August 06, 2018

Facebook has removed four pages for Infowars and its founder, right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, citing violations of its hate speech and bullying policies.

The social-media giant said Monday it took down the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the Infowars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page after some users complained about the content last week.

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"More content from the same Pages has been reported to us," Facebook wrote in a post on its corporate blog to explain the decision to pull the material. "Upon review, we have taken it down for glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies."

Facebook isn't alone in pulling content from Jones and Infowars. Apple has also pulled several Infowars podcasts from iTunes, YouTube has followed suit with Infowars videos, while Spotify recently deleted of his shows from its service.

"What it reflects is a slow realization that the platforms are megaphones to fuel extremist ideas," said Keegan Hankes, research analyst for the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, who focuses on far right extremist propaganda online.

The decision to enforce policies, he added, "has been a long time coming."

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"Hankes added that he is "not surprised" that Twitter continues to allow Jones on its platform. "If they were to ban Alex Jones," he said, he'd question why the company doesn't ban "outright white supremacists, including those who have participated in violent rallies."

In a Monday blog post on Infowars.com, editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson claimed the ban from Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple "was a coordinated effort and has nothing to do with these platforms enforcing 'hate speech' rules." He alleged that the actions represent an effort to "hide and bury conservative content."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-08-06 05:49 PM | Reply

"He alleged that the actions represent an effort to "hide and bury conservative content."

Isn't that pretty much the same thing Fox News, Daily Caller, TownHall.com, WND, etc. does to liberal content?

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-08-06 05:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wake up Sheeple!

Crooked Hillary is behind this for sure!

She obviously colluded with the Russians to make Alex look bad.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-06 06:00 PM | Reply

"However, Facebook and Apple still had conservative content on their platforms as of Monday morning, including pages and podcasts from conservative-leaning outlets such as Fox News and the American Enterprise Institute.

Facebook didn't disclose what specific content violated its policies, although it noted the decision wasn't prompted by "false news."

"While much of the discussion around Infowars has been related to false news, which is a serious issue that we are working to address by demoting links marked wrong by fact checkers and suggesting additional content, none of the violations that spurred today's removals were related to this," it noted.

Several families from the Sandy Hook massacre are suing Jones for defamation over his claims that the 2012 school shooting was a hoax. The lawsuit was heard last week in Texas, with Jones' attorney arguing that his clients' assertions are protected by free speech."

Apparently it's about the, " we have taken it down for glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies." thingy.

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Like when Nazi Marchers start shooting at, beating up, and killing people, it's no longer a free speech issue.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2018-08-06 06:00 PM | Reply

That scurrilous WASP Lee the Stripper Agent already has this thread up!

www.drudge.com

Don't know how I could have missed it.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-08-06 06:04 PM | Reply

Oh really? Now I'm going to go to his website and read it.

I'd like to have his take on this.

Censorship has consequences, people.

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-08-07 01:12 AM | Reply

What censorship? Crack a dictionary and learn what words mean, junior.

And you trying to convince anyone that this would be your first run to infowars is a friggin joke.

#7 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-08-07 02:02 AM | Reply

#7 You moran, I've seen it several times. I'm a disaster tourist. I used to post on Portal of Evil back when that was a thing. The last time I saw Alex Jones was was July 4th, and that's when I realized he was transforming into a werewolf.

If you want to see an unnaturally hairy person pound his fist on his desk and howl at the moon, Alex is your man. It's sort of hard to understand what he's trying to say, but that's not the point of watching him, is it?

Alex is sort of like eating ice cream to me: I don't do it that often, but when I do whatever random flavor it is is usually pretty good. If confusing.

#8 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-08-07 02:20 AM | Reply

Oh. Oh Wow. It's hard to know what to click on. 75 people where shot in Chicago over the weekend vs. all the censorship articles. Chicago first, censorship later. Will get back to you.

#9 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-08-07 02:39 AM | Reply

Alex Jones is patient zero. That is most awesome quote ever.

Also, found this: "Facebook Bans InfoWars, but Keeps Antifa, Louis Farrakhan" www.breitbart.com

Werewolves are dangerous, trust me. But Charlie Nash definitely has a point.

#10 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-08-07 02:49 AM | Reply

"Antifa, Louis Farrakhan"

Good.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-07 08:28 AM | Reply

"Antifa, Louis Farrakhan"

"Good."

If you think it's good they're keeping up loonies who hate you because of your race, then why not him too?

Jones is a total fruitcake, but this censorship stuff is going to come back to haunt those rejoicing in big corps colluding to take his stuff down

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-08-07 08:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Jones is a total fruitcake, but this censorship stuff

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2018

Jones has many other potential platforms. This is not censorship, no more than if I stopped the man from giving a speech on my front lawn.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2018-08-07 09:43 AM | Reply

Unless your awn is regularly open to the public for people to make speeches, that's a lousy comparison, Bobcat.

#14 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-08-07 09:52 AM | Reply

".... glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies."

So, having policies against such is ebi'l censorship for a private enterprise. The things one can learn here.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2018-08-07 10:43 AM | Reply

Unless your awn is regularly open to the public for people to make speeches, that's a lousy comparison, Bobcat.

#14 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-08-07 09:52 AM | Reply

LOL. My lawn is as regularly open to speeches as I desire it to be.

If the man had the habit of holding forth from my front porch, my telling him he's no longer welcome to do that NOW is not censorship.

#16 | Posted by Zed at 2018-08-07 11:33 AM | Reply

Like when Nazi Marchers start shooting at, beating up, and killing people, it's no longer a free speech issue.
#4 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2018-08-06 06:00 PM | FLAG:

Funny all the violence is coming from the left against the right but you keep thinking the way you are because in the long run America is watching the left come completely unglued and showing their true colors

#17 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2018-08-07 02:05 PM | Reply

Funny all the violence is coming from the left against the right but you keep thinking the way you are because in the long run America is watching the left come completely unglued and showing their true colors

Stupid ----, it was one of the-------------------'s very fine people who committed murder during the hillbilly Nuremburg rally in Charlottesville.

#18 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-08-07 02:08 PM | Reply

"Funny all the violence is coming from the left against the right..." - #17 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2018-08-07 02:05 PM

Terrorists inspired by Nationalist and Right Wing ideology have killed about 10 times as many people as Left Wing terrorists since 1992.
Oops.

#19 | Posted by Hans at 2018-08-07 02:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Funny all the violence is coming from the left against the right but you keep thinking the way you are because in the long run America is watching the left come completely unglued and showing their true colors

#17 | POSTED BY WTFIGO

Unglued is posting this tripe with a straight face.

And the right wonder why we call them stupid.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2018-08-07 02:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Oops.
#19 | POSTED BY HANS AT 2018-08-07 02:33 PM | FLAG:

Except for McVeigh, it seems both sides have some very incompetent terrorists.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-08-07 03:37 PM | Reply

There ought to be demerits tallied for how many lies a poster posts. So it won't be a contest like the plonk list has become, put some skin in the game and get a week suspension for every three lies told. Or make the person open season of humiliating rebukes during the time out.

#22 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-08-07 06:09 PM | Reply

Still alive and kicking on Twitter. Jack Dorsey says he has broken none of their rules.

#23 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-08-08 09:16 AM | Reply

they do the Deep State Boogie.

#24 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-08-09 04:47 AM | Reply

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