Democrat Senator: Banning InfoWars was Just the Beginning
So it begins. Banning InfoWars was relatively easy. Not many people will leap to Alex Jones' defense. Save the cis-gendered frogs. The sudden animosity of social media is one sided. As there's yet to be coordinated attacks on figures the left hates. This vitriol toward people on the right isn't just coming from bloggers or media personalities. It's also coming from United States Senators.
Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our natio… https://t.co/lrZfNIoKdV— Chris Murphy (@Chris Murphy)1533590764.0
It gets worse:
so i got an unsolicited statement just now that the adult site YouPorn is banning Alex Jones and Infowars content f… https://t.co/CTitxXhAvN— Charlie Warzel (@Charlie Warzel)1533592363.0
For the life of me, I have no idea if this is sarcasm or not.
So naturally the next question is...is there lots of Alex Jones content on porn sites? AS IT TURNS OUT THE ANSWER I… https://t.co/ip2ipYc9Gi— Charlie Warzel (@Charlie Warzel)1533592440.0
There's no point in listing all the ways you or I may not like InfoWars. On the InfoWars matter, I fall in line with Shapiro. Even though his tumbler may have given me cancer. Social media giants descending on InfoWars speaks to a larger precedent. The people who run social media outlets already don't like opinions which run counter to their own (see Satire Website Babylon Bee is Being Marked as Fake News on Facebook and Former Facebook Employees SPECIFICALLY NAME ‘Steven Crowder’ As Blacklisted News Site). They're not secretive about it.
But with US Senators joining the fray - the people who are supposed to be DEFENDING free speech - what's to stop Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to coordinate themselves and ban Louder with Crowder? Or the Daily Wire? Citing such reasons as "Their tumblers cause SuperAIDS!" or "Louder with Crowder's Mug increases longevity and spoils the need for free healthcare!" Nothing. Virtually nothing can stop "authorities" from becoming iron-fisted fascists.