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Apple, Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify all ban Alex Jones’s Infowars - Vox
Apple’s Infowars ban altered an industry overnight — and dealt a significant blow to fake news.
Within the past 24 hours, Apple, Facebook, and YouTube have all joined in summarily banning far-right broadcaster and known conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars network from their platforms.
The bans have been swift and startling, coming after mounting public backlash against Infowars’ pernicious rhetoric, which is most notorious for helping popularize the false belief that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting never happened. Jones is currently the defendant in a precedent-setting lawsuit brought against him by the parents of a Sandy Hook victim.
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august 2018 by rgl7194
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