#Apple, #Facebook, #Spotify, and #YouTube Accelerate Censorship Effort

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One by one, social media giants Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube have found strength in numbers to kick popular conspiracy theorist Alex Jones off their platforms — and feed his conspiracy theories at the same time.

Apple set off the chain of action when it removed five of six Infowars podcasts from iTunes and the podcast application on Sunday. By Monday morning, Facebook announced it removed four pages related to the Infowars media empire for “repeated violations of Community Standards.”

Spotify also moved to take down a show by Jones on Monday, which had several episodes removed last week. After multiple warnings over several months, YouTube on Monday removed Jones’s channel, followed by almost 2.5 million subscribers.

The move from “Big Tech” certainly gives him material. In a promo for a show, Infowars wars that “the war on your mind is in full swing as globalists remove outlets of liberty and truth, starting with the tip of the spear: Alex Jones.”

The last major platform Jones has is, of course, Twitter. Though users are still begging the social media site to properly remove hate speech, it did feel moved enough to start label posts containing “sensitive material” with a warning before giving users the option to view it.

via Social Media Giants Deplatform Alex Jones – August 6, 2018 – SF Weekly

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