August 6, 2018
I never thought they would have the balls, but yes: Alex Jones has officially been banned from YouTube. Completely.
And iTunes, spotify, Facebook (mostly) – everything other than Twitter. So far.
These existing bans will be used as proof he needs to be banned from Twitter.
Here he is talking about the situation, uploaded on some other random channel (he is apparently using “Chinese” as a euphemism for “Jew” now – clever).
Welcome to my world, Mr. Jones.
Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify took their most aggressive steps yet to penalize conspiracy theorist and prominent right-wing talk show host Alex Jones for violating their hate speech policies.
Late Sunday, Apple stripped the majority of podcasts published by Jones’s website Infowars from iTunes and its podcast apps. “Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users,” the company said in a statement to The Washington Post.
YouTube on Monday terminated the Alex Jones Channel, telling The Post in a statement, “All users agree to comply with our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines when they sign up to use YouTube. When users violate these policies repeatedly, like our policies against hate speech and harassment or our terms prohibiting circumvention of our enforcement measures, we terminate their accounts.”
In a series of text messages to The Washington Post, Alex Jones called the decisions to remove him from Apple, Facebook and Spotify “a counter-strike against the global awakening.” He accused Apple and Google of colluding with the Chinese government, mainstream news organizations, the Democratic Party and establishment elements of the Republican Party to misrepresent his views and deprive him of platforms that allow him to spread his messages.
“We’ve seen a giant yellow journalism campaign with thousands and thousands of articles for weeks, for months misrepresenting what I’ve said and done to set the precedent to de-platform me before Big Tech and the Democratic Party as well as some Republican establishment types move against the First Amendment in this country as we know it,” he said.
“You’re on the wrong side of history mainstream media,” Jones said in a text message to The Post. “You sold the country out, and now you’re going to pay for it.”
Good job threatening the WaPo, big guy.
They are indeed going to pay…
But yeah, that sucks for Alex.
Now he only has his website, infowars.com – and the people that run the domain registry can do to him what they did to DailyStormer.com any time they decide they want to.
Unlike Alex, I was born in the censorship. I haven’t had access to mainstream social media platforms since very shortly after this site was launched. Our operation functions exclusively as a website. Our Program is to create and disseminate memes and meme-packages that then spread through society, with only this site as our base.
When they took the domain, we became anti-fragile. We now have back-up plans stacked upon back-up plans, and they’re going to have to shut down the powergrid before they get me offline – and even then, we’re going to print on paper.
But Jones built his entire business model on the idea that these platforms would be available to him. Last time I heard, he has 50 employees, most of them working on projects that are primarily disseminated through the social media platforms he was just universally banned from.
So it puts him in a very, very rough spot.
Jones should have stood with me.
If AJ had had me on his show – or just otherwise made a big issue of the Daily Stormer being the first site to be effectively banned from the internet in every sense, he’d be in a lot better position right now. Because we are the bleeding edge, we were the buffer. He can’t possibly be surprised that after doing everything they could to us, they came for him.
Tucker stood with me.
Jones had the power to make this a talking point – and I was willing to work with him to do so – but he chose not to.
Not blaming him. I was pretty hard on him way back when. Although to be fair, I was right about both his Jewish wife, who has gone on a rampage against him, and his Jewish producer, who is suing him for anti-Semitic abuse in the work place.
But I did give him the closest thing he’s going to get to an apology when I said: “maybe I could have been more chill.”
Anyway, whatever – he missed his opportunity to hold the line on Stormer, now he’s swallowed by the line, and I’m not celebrating.
But this is actually good.
Although I like Alex Jones and think he is a good person, this is actually very good for us and everyone else who has already been banned.
Alex Jones is a very high-profile guy, and he is very close to the mainstream of conservatism in terms of his views. Trump went on his show during the campaign.
Thankfully someone reuploaded it – the original isn’t there anymore!
CNN monster Brian Stelter mentioned this as he mocked Trump and Jones following the ban.
Remember when then-candidate Trump went on Infowars and praised Alex Jones? "Your reputation is amazing," Trump said. "I will not let you down." pic.twitter.com/l9nt84xx81
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 6, 2018
Jones is about the on the level of Breitbart, but Breitbart’s model is much closer to mine. They would get hit pretty hard if they lost their Facebook, but other than that, they are mainly a new site that people go by entering their url into a bar, or clicking a bookmark.
If Jones is fully deplatformed – what is even next? In terms of the political spectrum, it would be Fox News that they would have to start targeting now, in particular Tucker, Ingraham and Hannity.
And as we have seen, the slippery slope is very, very real.
There is no point at which censorship of ideas stops, just as there is no point at which social transformation stops.
- Gay acceptance moves to gay marriage moves to trannies moves to ???
- Far-right deplatforming moves to Alex Jones Patriot deplatforming moves to ???
But it simply cannot go on forever.
The Jews are not seriously going to get a situation where only Islamic-communist trannies are allowed access to the internet.
Trump has already called-out Twitter for censoring Republicans.
Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2018
He’s said it’s illegal.
Devin Nunes has said the government is looking into it.
So we are getting to the point where the government is going to be ready to act.
Because a policy of “it is completely impossible to be a Trump supporter on the internet” is not sustainable under the Trump administration.
And this is one issue where Trump doesn’t need Congress to act, he doesn’t have to worry about a judge blocking him.
All he has to do is call up the head of the FCC, Ajit Pai, and tell him to write regulations saying that tech monopolies have to respect the First Amendment.
And there ain’t nothin nobody can do.
My theory has been that he is waiting for it to get really bad before he acts and introduces a new form of “net neutrality,” where content delivery companies are forced to be politically neutral in what political content they deliver.
Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince supports this, he has already flown to Washington to talk to them about this new form of net neutrality. TRUE NEUTRAL net neutrality, we might call it.
So Ajit Pai knows the deal.
The collusion ban of Alex Jones brings us a massive leap closer to this kind of FCC action.
The fact that all the major companies acted at the exact same time just goes to further prove the point.
I feel very, very strongly that we are going to see action soon.
These companies are actively meddling in the elections.
It’s time to act, Mr. President.