So what does the world’s biggest social media network do the day after posting the biggest financial loss in stock market history? It takes it out on the popular yet highly controversial internet personality Alex Jones who has had his account “temporarily” suspended by Mark Zuckerberg’s thought police.
In a move that ranks right up there with such gutless actions as kicking the dog after a rough day at work, Facebook announced that it was booting Jones who it accuses of engaging in bullying and hate speech. The ban only confirms that the liberal-dominated Silicon Valley social media giants Facebook and Twitter have a vendetta against conservatives and will stop at nothing until they have been purged from their platforms.
Not that Jones is an easy guy to defend because of his penchant for sensationalism, bombastic style and tendency to promote some pretty whacky conspiracy theories but like him or not, he is a heck of a showman and he drives the liberals into fits of fury like he did when he confronted “King of Communism” Bernie Sanders at LAX in June.
There were few who were harder on Hillary Clinton during her doomed presidential run than the Austin-based Jones and he has been targeted for termination with extreme prejudice by her allies ever since.
The word came down on Friday as Facebook sought to put a positive spin on the $119 billion loss and feed some chaff into the media as a distractive measure.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 28, 2018
Via The Hill, “Facebook bans Alex Jones for 30 days”:
Facebook has banned Infowars founder Alex Jones from the platform for 30 days over content that violated its community guidelines, a Facebook spokesperson said.
“Our Community Standards make it clear that we prohibit content that encourages physical harm [bullying], or attacks someone based on their religious affiliation or gender identity [hate speech],” the spokesperson told Mashable.
Facebook’s actions mean that Jones’s personal page is suspended, barring him from posting content there or sharing content to the Infowars page, according to CNN.
The Facebook representative also said that the site has removed four videos from pages run by Infowars and Jones after the content was reported to the site.
“Our Community Standards make it clear that we prohibit content that encourages physical harm [bullying], or attacks someone based on their religious affiliation or gender identity [hate speech],” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement commenting on Jones’ suspension.
“We reviewed the content against our Community Standards and determined that it violates. All four videos have been removed from Facebook,” said the Facebook spokesperson.
This comes as Jones’ live broadcasts on the InfoWars channel were suspended by YouTube on Wednesday.
“We apply our policies consistently according to the content in the videos, regardless of the speaker or the channel,” said a spokesperson for Youtube on Wednesday.
But when those who are proven to be politically biased and dishonest are allowed to define what “hate speech” is then does the term even mean anything anymore outside of political speech that Facebook disagrees with?
While the ban is for 30 days it is likely to end up being expanded as the political left and media continue to lobby for Jones’ complete banishment from the platform.
The Facebook pages for InfoWars and its founder Alex Jones are on the verge of being shut down https://t.co/m26s6oWKLQ
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 28, 2018
Via The Washington Examiner, “Facebook says it’s close to shutting down InfoWars’ pages”:
The Facebook pages for InfoWars and its founder Alex Jones are on the verge of being shut down for violations of the social media platform’s community standards.
A Facebook spokesperson told CNN on Friday that the pages associated with Jones and InfoWars, both known for spreading conspiracy theories, were “close” to hitting an unspecified threshold of violations that would prompt the platform to unpublish the profiles. CNBC confirmed the report later in the day.
The Supreme Court has ruled that even offensive speech is still protected and while the weasels at Facebook are able to claim that they are a private company, the move toward crushing those voices that are unpopular under the stomping jackboot of forced diversity is at best Orwellian and at worst, right out of Stalin’s totalitarian Soviet Union.