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Apple has removed hundreds of podcasts by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars brand from its iTunes and Podcasts apps.
It said in a statement that it "does not tolerate hate speech".
Facebook has also "unpublished" the InfoWars page on its platform for "using hate speech".
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Yet I still can't really see how this is anything more than censorship and I think that pretty much all of what Infowars has to say is total rubbish, that still means I believe they have a right to freedom of speech. Really all this does is give infowars some free publicity, make Alex jones even angrier, give him more ammunition to talk about how the whole world is against him, they are trying to stop the truth getting out. Furthermore I also think its good for society when idiots like infowars have their ideas out there for all to see, it shows how out of touch they really are.
originally posted by: WeDemBoyz
I'm not on the fence on this at all. True, we have a freedom of speech; however, we are not required to give anyone a venue to exercise their free speech. In fact, I'd say thah this is a case of "you are either with us or against us". Let those that agree with such garbage be the ones to provide the venue. Let that ilk be acountable for their own crazies.
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
a reply to: Sublimecraft
If Infowars would be a "rival publisher", it would be a wise and by all respects correct decision of Facebook to remove Infowars ability to use Facebooks ressources to gain more attention.
If Infowars is NOT a "rival publisher" being that it might neither be a "rival" nor a "publisher", Facebook would have removed an useless abuser of their ressources from their website without hindering nor decreasing Infowars influence.
originally posted by: SailorJerry
Then he's free to start his own hate echo chamber of twattle