You can’t stop the fascists when they’re on a roll…
Bombastic internet host Alex Jones is the beta test of how far that Silicon Valley tech oligarchs looking to curry favor with congressional Democrats will go in their relentless jihad against free speech and voices that are supportive of President Trump.
Last week in what smacks of collusion, Jones was censored by Facebook, Apple’s iTunes store, YouTube, Spotify and others including the Disqus commenting system. The action by Disqus seems to be more of a blow against Jones’ defenders whose voices are also being silenced.
With his videos having been removed from YouTube, people were looking for alternative sources like Vimeo to make the material available but now in yet another example of how Big Tech has developed a dangerous monopoly that is a workaround to the government shutting down dissent, Vimeo has also removed his videos the corporation’s 34-year-old CEO scheduled to make the announcement on Monday.
— Business Insider UK (@BIUK) August 13, 2018
Via Business Insider, “Vimeo just decided to remove content from InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones”:
Vimeo has removed Alex Jones’ InfoWars from its platform for violating the company’s Terms of Service standards, a Vimeo spokesperson told Business Insider on Sunday.
The videos, posted on Thursday and Friday “violated our Terms of Service prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content,” the spokesperson said, adding that Vimeo had notified the account owner and issued a refund, as “we do not want to profit from content of this nature in any way.”
InfoWars became a hot-button topic internally at Vimeo last week, Business Insider has learned, with several employees at the company upset that the account was allowed to remain on the platform. Employees took to messaging platform Slack to discuss their dissatisfaction with the company’s handling of the issue, sources said.
That content was manually reviewed by Vimeo’s Trust & Safety team, and a violation was determined within 48 hours of the videos being added before being removed.
Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud is expected to announce the company’s decision to remove InfoWars at a Town Hall meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, August 13 in New York.
Jones continues to be allowed to post on Twitter and both Apple’s App Store and Google Play continue to offer the Infowars app but it’s only a matter of time until he is banned there as well. Look for the purge to soon start moving to pro-Trump websites that have blundered into Silicon Valley’s social media trap.