The InfoWars Bans Are About Big Tech’s Control Over What We See

The Infowars ban is about what it means for our society if a few tech companies should be able to decide for everyone what information is available.

This is about what it means for our society if a few tech companies should be able to decide for everyone what information is available, and what is over the line.

Holly Scheer

Over the last week, Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube have all taken down content and channels from right-wing fringe type Alex Jones and his outlet InfoWars. These channels had millions of subscribers and billions of views, and Jones used them to spread sometimes wacky information and interact with people across the world.

The companies list repeated violations of their policies as the reason Jones’s materials are no longer on their sites. But this isn’t about whether you like Jones or think he’s a reprehensible human being. Rather, this is about what it means for our society if a few tech companies should be able to decide for everyone what information is available, and what is over the line.

— Read on thefederalist.com/2018/08/07/infowars-bans-arent-alex-jones-theyre-big-techs-control-see/

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