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Alex Jones claims he's being silenced as bans push him to alternate platforms

6 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Removals from Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple haven't slowed his posting, but the Infowars founder is appealing to the president Alex Jones says he's being silenced - but he isn't shutting up and you can still listen to him. The right wing provocateur's Infowars was banished from most of the web's farthest-reaching platforms this week - sending him scrambling to find other ways to get his message out, and appealing to Donald Trump for a rescue from the companies he casts as big tech villains. Related: Does the banning of Alex Jones signal a new era of big tech responsibility? Related...
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Why Facebook banned Alex Jones - and Twitter didn't

Why Facebook banned Alex Jones - and Twitter didn't

6 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

On one hand, we spent maybe too much time this week on the question of whether one person should lose access to his social media accounts. On the other hand, it's a question that illuminates some of the central tensions that led me to start this newsletter. How can social media be used to do harm? Can tech companies effectively rein in their worst users? Also, what the hell is Twitter's deal?
Will Oremus tries to answer the latter question with some reporting on what people inside Twitter are saying about Alex Jones. He offers a handful of theories on the company's paralyzed, contradictory...
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