Infowars Founder Alex Jones Gets Banned from Twitter and Periscope After Complaining About Censorship

by Chris Black

Infowars founder Alex Jones just got completely silenced on Thursday afternoon, after he was banned by both Twitter and Periscope. These were the last social-media platforms that still allowed Alex Jones to disseminate his message to the American people, after Infowars was “disappeared” by YouTube, Apple and Facebook, among others. According to Mark Dice, this happened because reasons. Check this out:

 

 

 

 

 

In August, Jones received a one-week suspension after CNN provided Twitter with a number of instances where his tweets appeared to violate the company’s user policies.

 

As you can see, regardless of what you think about him, Alex Jones is a wanted man. And this is not a joke unfortunately, but a quick glimpse in our Orwellian future, prepared for us by our Big Tech overlords. The masters of the universe hath spoketh: Alex Jones, one of the biggest names in the alternative media, must be “disappeared” from the “interwebz”  for wrong-think. But yeah, he still has his website. Focus on ‘still’ and think along the lines of the Daily Stormer.

 

Anyone who celebrates this is a fool. Censorship is the crutch of tyrants and always paves the way for more oppression and loss of freedom.

 

Remember how Alex Jones told little Marco Rubio yesterday to “go back to the bathhouse”? It wasn’t a very subtle point he was making, nor very wise. ”I am Jacks smirking revenge.”

 

 

And you know what’s funny as Hell? Twitter’s CEO and Founding Father (more like a boy) Jack Dorsey told Senate on Thursday that “our goal is to incentivize healthy discussion”. Then, he left the building and banned Alex Jones. It looks like conservative voices are not part of Jack’s notion of a “healthy discussion” on his platform.

 

 

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First of all, they shouldn’t be incentivizing, they should be facilitating. Secondly, “healthy” is a qualifier that negates the entire point. When a middleman inserts himself into a discussion and proceeds to edit/silence what is said by either or both sides based on whatever random criteria, it is no longer a facilitator of discussion at all. That will always have a chilling effect on discussion.

 

Speaking of double-measure, why is Alex Jones banned from Twitter et al, and Maxine Waters, who explicitly calls for violence, is still allowed?

 

 

Maybe because she’s black and she hates Trump, while Jones is an unapologetic white male. Jones is no worse than Hannity, they both serve a positive purpose, but are annoying as hell. Here’s Alex Jones responding to his Twitter ban.

 

By the way, Jack Dorsey said 5 times that Twitter is a public square as he was speaking before the Congress on Thursday. And, in the same time, he argued he has the right to censor free speech, a right granted by the First Amendment in the Constitution, on his platform. Because reasons. He also acknowledged multiple times that “mistakes were made” with regard to banning/suspending users.

 

According to US law, the First Amendment protects speech and expression in the public square, regardless if the said public square is under private ownership or not. Check out the Marsh v. Alabama supreme court ruling from 1946. If Twitter is a privately owned public square, it must enforce First Amendment rights for its users.

 

Even though Dorsey declares Twitter a ‘public square,’ he still thinks it’s OK to violate the rights of its users. That’s what all good communists do. Someone ought to tell Dorsey he can’t have his cake and eat it too.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne_wFdA-1oU

 

CNBC:

Twitter has permanently banned the accounts of right-wing conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones and InfoWars for violating the company’s abusive behavior policies, the company said Thursday.

The ban appears to be related to a heated exchange between Jones and a CNN reporter Wednesday, which Jones live streamed on the Twitter-owned video service Periscope. Jones ranted at the reporter, as well as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, following back-to-back congressional hearings where Dorsey addressed online election meddling, as well as accusations of political bias and conservative censorship on the platform.

 

Basically, Twitter is acknowledging that if you complain about harassment/censorship,like Alex did, you’ll get banned, i.e. further censored.

 

If you ask me, Big Tech is begging for government regulation. They most probably want to be regulated like public utilities,  because active censorship/AI stuff and legions of fact-checkers are costing them a lot of money and they don’t want the hassle anymore.

 

Bottom line, I really think this is a staged event, with Big Tech trying to officialize their monopolistic position on social media/Internet via government regulation,  something like problem-reaction-solution. I mean, they can’t be THAT stupid, to believe they can get away with censoring people with impunity. I may be wrong though. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.