Thoughts on Alex Jones and censorship … ‘The reason we need censorship is the same reason that we need sensible gun regulations: responsibility. Even some of the most democratic nations in the world have both gun laws and hate speech laws, and so must we.’
I’m so glad he’s off the air … can’t deny that!!
I applauded the recent banning of Alex Jones and his InfoWars program by a number of social media outlets, notably Facebook, YouTube, Apple and Spotify. Twitter has resisted the call by the media and politicians to ban Jones, saying that thus far he is not in violation of their terms of service. Makes one wonder if they even have ‘terms of service’, doesn’t it? I noted this in a recent post, and a reader replied that he disliked censorship in any form and was perfectly capable of deciding what to see or not to see. Which made me start pondering … again … sigh.
Alex Jones’ hate-filled lies and rhetoric pose a very real danger. After his lies about Sandy Hook, families who had lost their children in that tragedy were threatened by people who listened to and believed Jones. One family has had to move 7 times since 2012…
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