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Twitter puts Infowars’ Alex Jones in the ‘read-only’ sin bin for 7 days – TechCrunch

Twitter puts Infowars’ Alex Jones in the ‘read-only’ sin bin for 7 days – TechCrunch Twitter has finally taken action against Infowars creator Alex Jones, but it isn’t what you might think. While Apple, Facebook, Google/YouTube, Spotify and many others have removed Jones and his conspiracy-peddling organization Infowars from their …

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MailChimp bans Alex Jones for hateful conduct – TechCrunch

MailChimp bans Alex Jones for hateful conduct – TechCrunch Another tech platform has closed the door on InfoWars’ Alex Jones . Mail messaging platform MailChimp first confirmed the move in a statement to US media watchdog Media Matters which said the accounts had been closed for “hateful conduct”. A MailChimp spokeswoman also …

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It’s a fudge – TechCrunch

It’s a fudge – TechCrunch The number of tech platforms taking action against Alex Jones, the far right InfoWars conspiracy theorist and hate speech preacher, has been rising in recent weeks — with bans or partial bans including from Google, Apple and Facebook. However, as we noted earlier, Twitter is …

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Chilling effects – TechCrunch

Chilling effects – TechCrunch The removal of conspiracy enthusiast content by InfoWars brings us to an interesting and important point in the history of online discourse. The current form of Internet content distribution has made it a broadcast medium akin to television or radio. Apps distribute our cat pics, our workouts, …

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Is it time to remove Zuckerberg from (his) office? – TechCrunch

Is it time to remove Zuckerberg from (his) office? – TechCrunch A colleague, who shall remain nameless (because privacy is not dead), gave a thumbs down to a recent column in the NYT. The complaint was that the writer had attacked tech companies (mostly but not exclusively Facebook) without offering …

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Facebook has removed 4 Infowars pages — but not because of fake news – TechCrunch

Facebook has removed 4 Infowars pages — but not because of fake news – TechCrunch There’s yet more Alex Jones/Infowars news. Facebook yanked four of the conspiracy theorist’s videos from its platform last week, and now it has finally taken more stringent action after it removed four Infowars pages from the …

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Apple has removed Infowars podcasts from iTunes – TechCrunch

Apple has removed Infowars podcasts from iTunes – TechCrunch Apple has followed the lead of Google and Facebook after it removed Infowars, the conspiracy theorist organization helmed by Alex Jones, from its iTunes and podcasts apps. Unlike Google and Facebook, which removed four Infowars videos on the basis that the …

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Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy – TechCrunch

Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy – TechCrunch A UK parliamentary committee which has been running a multi-month investigation into the impact of online disinformation on political campaigning — and on democracy itself — has published a preliminary report highlighting what it describes as “significant …

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Dodged questions from Facebook’s press call on misinformation – TechCrunch

Dodged questions from Facebook’s press call on misinformation – TechCrunch Facebook avoided some of the toughest inquiries from reporters yesterday during a conference call about its efforts to fight election interference and fake news. The company did provide additional transparency on important topics by subjecting itself to intense questioning from …

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