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Silicon Valley tech giants team up to destroy Infowars and silence Alex Jones (Video)

Silicon Valley tech giants team up to destroy Infowars and silence Alex Jones (Video)

UPDATE: YouTube is now joining in on the censorship action, permanently shutting down the popular Alex Jones – Infowars channel. This is a despicable display of collusion to shut down opposing viewpoints.

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Facebook has announced that it has removed four pages belonging to Infowars’ Alex Jones for “repeatedly posting content over the past several days” that breaks its community standards.

The social media monopoly said it removed the pages “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.”

Meanwhile, Infowars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson is tweeting that Infowars has been permanently banned by Facebook.

“Facebook bans Infowars. Permanently. Infowars was widely credited with playing a key role in getting Trump elected. This is a co-ordinated move ahead of the mid-terms to help Democrats. This is political censorship. This is culture war.”

Watson also commented on news that Apple has also decided to censor Infowars’ podcasts…

“According to Apple, if you don’t respect people with different views, you will be banned. Does this mean it is necessary to respect people who advocate child marriage and honor killings simply to have a platform?”

The Drudge Report sums up the censorship of Alex Jones with a punishing headline aimed at Apple, and a left sidebar roundup of news that should alarm free speech advocates the world over…

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RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou examine the war being waged by tech giants against Infowars, and how Silicon Valley’s collective censorship of views that oppose liberal left dogma are pushing America towards cultural marxism.

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Zerohedge notes that Apple has completely removed five of Infowars’ six podcasts from its iTunes and Podcast apps under their hate speech guidelines, reports BuzzFeed News – including the daily Alex Jones podcast and the show “War Room” – in “one of the largest enforcement actions intended to curb conspiratorial news content by a technology company to date.”

Apple did not host Jones’s shows, but it offered an index that allowed anyone with an iPhone to find and subscribe to them. Though Apple is far from Jones and Infowars’ only distribution platform, the decision to pull Jones’ content will considerably limit the outlet’s audio reach — as of 2018, Apple’s Podcasts platform amassed 50 billion all-time downloads and streams. –BuzzFeed

“Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users,” a company spokesperson told BuzzFeed.

“Podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming. We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions.

Zerohedge further reports…

Apple’s decision is the latest in a string of technology companies which have taken action against Jones and Infowars, which he founded 19 years ago in 1999. Last month, YouTube and Facebook each pulled down four videos by Jones and Infowars. Facebook suspended Jones for 30 days, while YouTube hit the news outlet with a “strike.” Meanwhile, Spotify and the podcast app Stitcher followed suit, removing specific episodes of Jones’ show they deemed to contain hateful content.

Apple’s decision comes on the heels of liberal outrage directed at Jones and his network, most recently spearheaded by online activists Sleeping Giants – which has lobbied for tech platforms in general to cut all ties with Jones; condemning Apple last week for their reluctance.

Via BuzzFeed

In a statement to BuzzFeed News, Sleeping Giants praised the removal on Sunday night. “While companies like Facebook, YouTube and Spotify have been twisting themselves into pretzels inventing ways to avoid having to enforce their own Terms Of Service on Alex Jones, it’s great to hear that Apple, whose reach is so broad, is willing to do it,” a spokesperson for the company wrote.

Take note, this is liberal left social media meets totalitarianism. Alex Jones and Infowars are the first of what will be many victims in silicon valley’s embrace of censorship and corporate marxism. Zerohedge concludes…

So while they are not exactly free speech advocates, it is useful to observe how simple it is for today’s online media giants and global distributors of discourse to incite a modern-day book burning simply by labeling speech as hateful.

As of Sunday night, the only remaining podcast linked to Infowars is a daily news recap show called “Real News With David Knight,” however it’s not clear why it was spared the “axe of cleansing.”

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Yep. This is what happens when one “trusts” “social media”. If you use an iphone, or an android phone, or use their services, like google, youtube (posting video content), etc., you ASSIST the deep state sewer in their quest to ELSLAVE you. Your choice.

J Roderet
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J Roderet

Someone needs to develop a good, open alternative to YouTube, which holds a near monopoly on the Internet’s video content.

Tibetan Cowboy
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Makes sense to me, considering Jones is attacking victims of Sandy Hook, among other victims he’s victimizing. Jones deserves the worst. I hope he gets it. Social media, all of it, is incredibly responsible and courageous to shut down Jones at last.

VeeNarian (Yerevan)
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VeeNarian (Yerevan)

RT, Sputnik and other independent media that does not toe the Soviet Party line from the US/EU/NATO Borg Collective will be next.
The message is very chilling: resistance is futile,
YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED!

Bankotsu
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Bankotsu

Why is this site defending that human scum and degenerate Alex Jones?

It makes this site lose credibility.

For sake of this site, please stop.

Bankotsu
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Bankotsu

“Silicon Valley tech giants team up to destroy Infowars and silence Alex Jones”

He has millions of listeners on his radio show and he runs a few websites including twitter accounts.

He is not being silenced.

This is fake news.

Daniel Martin
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Daniel Martin

How “wonderful” the land of the “brave” and “free” is shutting down a popular alternative media site, now the interesting thing here that maybe not everyone has reflected on, is that they are actually effectively shutting down the first amendment of the U.S constitution. If tech companies are allowed to do this and control freedom of speech thru selective political correctness, and behave like legal legislators instead of being companies as they are and should be, then i’m afraid that the we are all heading towards a very dark future for all those with a different opinion, so one can… Read more »

voza0db
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I know you don’t want to leave the youtube drug-money addiction (even if it’s small doses)…. But try to move to bitchute and stop complaining about youtube!

And since when leaving a link to a site is S P A M?

Vince Dhimos
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Vince Dhimos

Since the social media mentioned in this case are all monopolies and each is the only means of delivering its specific platforum, it cannot be legal to deny service to anyone without just cause. Antimonopoly laws should be applicable in this case.

Ole C G Olesen
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Ole C G Olesen

Ted DEUTSCH is a JEW … like so many other People in Power in the USA
Have a LOOK : https://thezog.wordpress.com/ .. they have sneaked in ..everywhere
They came in Droves to the USA as they fled their GENOCIDAL DEEDS in COMMIE SOVJET UNION
Now its the American turn to suffer their Psychopathic Megalomania

AM Hants
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AM Hants

I am seriously confused. Social media shuts him down, ‘Disqus’ turn away, so how do you comment on one of his sites? Via ‘Google’ (vuukle.com), ‘Facebook’ or ‘Twitter’. Now how does that work? Who runs Vuukle?

According to “Whois Vuukle.in”, Vuukle is owned by Ravi Mittal of Ravi Mittal since 2016. Vuukle was registered with INRegistry on June 25, 2015. Ravi Mittal resides in Secunderabad, India and their email is [email protected].

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