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Should Alex Jones be Banned from Social Media?
Aug 7, 2018 at 01:26 PM

The Quick Facts

  • Multiple social media platforms have recently banned content from Alex Jones, a controversial radio show host and conspiracy theorist.
  • On August 5, 2018, Apple removed selected podcasts made by Jones and his site Infowars from its podcast app.
  • In the wake of Apple’s decision, various media platforms have followed suit. Spotify similarly removed selected podcasts made by Jones, and Youtube cancelled the Infowars channel.
  • Facebook unpublished four pages run by Alex Jones, citing “repeated violations of community standards.”
  • The reasons given for the various social media bans include assertions that Jones’s content glorified violence and contained hate speech.

Food For Thought

Are social media platforms taking necessary action by removing content from Alex Jones? Is this action a violation of the first amendment?

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