Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has profited greatly from his fear-mongering lies, saw a purge this week from the internet. The likes of Apple; Spotify, Youtube, and others all decidedly chose to ban Jones from their networks. Their reason? His lies; hate speech, and fear-mongering finally caught up with him.
But, there’s one tech-giant that is flat-out refusing to ban Jones. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed on Wednesday that Jones “had not violated any of the sites’ rules and therefore would not be banned or removed at this time”. Meanwhile, Jones, claims that “he has politically been censored, and, censorship must be fought”.
If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service tha’ts constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction. That’s not us,” he wrote.