It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
MIT Professor and free speech icon Noam Chomsky has responded to the no platforming of Alex Jones by asserting that Big Tech was wrong to ban Infowars.
Responding from his official MIT email address, Chomsky wrote, “What I’ve seen of what he does is outrageous, but unlike many civil libertarians here and especially in other countries, I don’t think that the right way to deal with “hate speech” and crazed fabrications is to ban them; rather, to confront them, and to seek and confront the reasons why anyone pays a moment’s attention to them.”
Chomsky, who is internationally renowned as an authority on free speech issues, was asked by inventor and encryption expert Louis Buff Parry what his position was on Infowars being shut down by Big Tech.
originally posted by: Arnie123
It all comes back to the "Algorithm", lol smh.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: bastion
Today, Candace Owens was banned on twitter for 12 hours for posting the EXACT same tweets as the lefts newest star but substituted the word 'white' for 'black' and 'jew'.
The lefts newest star got a pass, Owens got banned, then an apology due to 'algorithm error'
It's happening across all platforms.
Basically they have just admitted that they have algorithms that will auto ban an account for saying something bad about Jewish people, but don't have one that will auto ban an account for saying something bad about white people.
Have I got that right?
originally posted by: UKTruth
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: dreamingawake
Problem is: no-one confronted Alex Jones. He just raked in the cash.
I have seen him ripped to shreds and ridiculed by the media - it's not true to say no one confronted him.
I think what you mean is that no one shut him up until now.
originally posted by: thepixelpusher
a reply to: Nyiah
There are alternate platforms developing. SteemIt is a replacement for Twitter and Facebook and RealVideo is a replacement for Youtube.
Its a bit of a slippery road, say Facebook and iTunes are followed by Twitter and YouTube then essentially these big internet giants demonstrate that they have the absolute power and are willing to use that power to silence those they disagree with.