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PayPal Pulling Plug on Alex Jones’ InfoWars

September 21, 2018 |

Another day, another digital banishment for Alex Jones and InfoWars. This time, it’s PayPal, which informed InfoWars of the ban on Thursday, saying the site violated “acceptable use policy” by promoting “hate,” The Verge reports. Among other digital platforms that have recently banned Jones—infamous for promoting conspiracy theories, harassing…

Apple Pulls Alex Jones’s Infowars From App Store

September 9, 2018 |

Apple removed Alex Jones’s Infowars website from its App Store, eliminating one of the few remaining digital platforms available to the right-wing provocateur. US Business

More Bad News for Alex Jones

September 8, 2018 |

Silicon Valley thwacked Alex Jones again when Apple permanently yanked his Infowars app from the App Store on Friday, the Verge reports. Apple had no comment but pointed Buzzfeed to its app guidelines, which forbid a whole host of content including “defamatory, discriminatory, or mean-spirited” material or anything “likely to…

Twitter Bans Alex Jones After New Violations

September 6, 2018 |

Twitter Inc. on Thursday said it permanently banned Alex Jones and his website Infowars, effectively taking away one of the last few online microphones available to the right-wing provocateur. US Business

Alex Jones, InfoWars Banned From Twitter Permanently

September 6, 2018 |

Twitter has again suspended Alex Jones of InfoWars infamy. And this time it’s permanent, CNN reports. “We took this action based on new reports of tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior police, in addition to the accounts’ past violations,” Twitter tweeted on Thursday afternoon; InfoWars is…

Alex Jones, Marco Rubio Get Into It Outside Hearing

September 5, 2018 |

The biggest stars of Wednesday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing seem to be an empty chair and Alex Jones of InfoWars. The former was reserved for Google’s leadership, which unlike Twitter and Facebook was a no-show. The latter got into it with Sen. Marco Rubio outside the hearing, which Fast Company…

Alex Jones Loses Latest Round of Sandy Hook Battle

August 31, 2018 |

Alex Jones has lost the latest round of his legal battle against the parents of a murdered 6-year-old boy. A Texas judge rejected the conspiracy theorist radio host’s attempt to have a defamation lawsuit from the parents of Noah Pozner, who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school schooting,…

Alex Jones Called for ‘Battle Rifles.’ Twitter Called for a Suspension

August 15, 2018 |

The Twitter-Alex Jones saga continues. “We’ll enforce [our rules]” if Jones breaks them, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised last week amid backlash on why the conspiracy theorist accused of hate speech is still afforded a platform on Dorsey’s site, and it appears Twitter has followed through. The Verge reports Jones’…

Twitter Isn’t Banning Alex Jones

August 7, 2018 |

Twitter and its Periscope streaming platform haven’t joined the Silicon Valley crackdown on what is being described as “hate speech” from Alex Jones and his InfoWars channel. Apple, Facebook, and YouTube all removed InfoWars content in what a tweet from the conspiracy theorist’s channel called a “coordinated effort” that had…

Apple, Facebook and other tech companies delete content from Alex Jones

August 7, 2018 |

Major technology companies including Apple, Facebook and YouTube deleted years of content from conservative conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars platforms over allegations of hate speech, a sudden clampdown that is fueling the growing debate over how big technology companies choose to…

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