Infowars’ Alex Jones blasts Apple, Google, others; warns on internet censorship

In a video posted via Twitter, Infowars‘ Alex Jones responds to the removal of links to his podcasts by Apple, saying, in part:

Apple has officially moved to China and is letting the government basically run Apple; and that, of course, is iTunes. Google is building a huge censorship search engine for them [China] and whistleblowers from inside Google say they’re preparing to use it here in America. In fact, they’re beta testing different parts of the system for China on American conservatives, nationalists, and Trump supporters…

This is 21st-century warfare. It’s happening right now. And it’s designed to silence the Amercian people and other populist movements around the world who are trying to struggle free from this corporate totalitarianism.

I’ve had a lot of top lawyers call me today and say, “Alex, we need to sue Apple. We need to sue all these groups that clearly are involved in cut and dry antitrust activities, working with other companies to delist you and block you from the marketplace of ideas, so, then when they demonize you, you don’t have a way to respond to them and they can destroy you and then, with that model, move on against everybody else.” — Alex Jones, August 6, 2018

https://twitter.com/RealAlexJones/status/1026566605881335808

Direct link to Alex Jones’ video via Twitter here.

MacDailyNews Take: Again, the inherent danger of censorhsip is that you make the censored more alluring by elevating their musings into ideas too “dangerous” to hear.

Obviously, this could be a slippery slope. For example, CEO Tim Cook, and by extension, Apple, are very big environmentalists and proponents the reduction of carbon footprints, multinational treaties in service of dealing with anthropogenic climate change, etc.

What happens to podcasts of anyone questioning the usefulness of certain treaties, datasets, estimates, projections, or the amount of human contribution to climate change?

As always in circumstances like these, where’s the line? Apple can certainly determine what constitutes “hate speech” for their service(s) and act accordingly, but as censorship increases, usefulness and breadth will naturally decrease.

Note also that Infowars.com’s The Alex Jones Show and other podcasts are readily availble elsewhere via Stitcher and other outlets.

Unlike Apple, it seems, we trust the intelligence of our readers to be able to listen to what they want and decide for themselves who to ignore and who to follow.

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. — Evelyn Beatrice Hall

SEE ALSO:
Apple’s ‘Infowars’ move thrusts tech giant into the debate over censoring content on internet platforms – August 6, 2018
Apple removes most of Alex Jones’ Infowars podcasts from iTunes Store – August 6, 2018
Apple signs on to full page ‘open letter’ ad urging President Trump to keep U.S. in Paris Agreement on climate change – June 1, 2017

61 Comments

  1. Alex Jones is still absolutely free to speak loads and loads of bullshit. He has not been arrested. He is still broadcasting on his website. His free speech has not been violated.

    He repeatedly violated the terms of services of private corporations. That’s all.

  2. Alex Jones by his own lawyers admission in legal proceedings said he is playing a character and that his show in entertainment- “performance art” – not news or political commentary. Otherwise thefKe wrestling of the infotainment world.

    The shit he says is provably false over and over, is designed to incite the poorly informed and willfully ignorant and is the podcasting version of click bait.

    If Alex Jones does not take himself seriously and admits his shtick is just BS he pulled out of his backside, why should Apple or anyone else?

    Of course, the paranoid Right Wing crowd will eat this up as proof that “true conservatives” are repressed by a liberal media.

    If we’re only so…

    1. I really have no clue why anyone listens to him but I also know there are plenty of left-leaning shows that are just as annoying to me.

      What you are conflating as people on the right upset with Alex being silenced is more likely from the SELECTIVE silencing as done on Twitter and Facebook too.

      If you want to just say they are paranoid just because of Alex, you are missing the point.

      1. Dude, there is no left wing show that is the equivalent to this. And it’s not just “annoying”. He just makes shit up to incite hatred and violence towards people, he literally just makes shit up. The parents of one of the victims of sandy hook had to move 7 times because his fans harassed them at his direction. He called 6 year olds being murdered a “false flag” and “crisis actors”, he’s been sued in court and admitted he’s a “performance artist”… he’s 1000% full of shit and has used his platform to call for the death of people he doesn’t like.
        If you’re stupid enough to believe anything he says, then that’s on you, but limiting the damage this persons can do is paramount. There’s a lot of stupid people (and based on this forum, two who are particularly susceptible to total nonsense), and they need to be protected form themselves.
        Again, his free speech isn’t being violated (the first amendment protects against government censorship), he still has his website WHICH NOBODY IS TRYING TO KILL… if you really want to listen to his completely made up bullshit, then you can go to his website and pay his subscription fee so he can sell his fake boner pills…

        1. I didn’t say equivalent I said annoying.
          He is an air-bag idiot and does not represent Conservatives so I don’t really care if he is aired or not. Matter of fact I linked to him on another thread harassing someone to show he is almost as bad as Antifa (same tactics, much smaller following)

          However, Keith Olbermann (among others) made up shit and gave his nightly hate show that was never more than half-truths aimed at the dimwitted. I’m not comparing him to Alex, but at what point is hate speech defined?

          Also I have no grudge against a company for banning whoever they want, just be honest about it and let everyone know, “we are a left leaning company and don’t allow other views or if we do we limit them”.

          You straw man argument towards me might have made you feel better but it was aimed at the wrong person.

          1. Hate speech is defined by calling 6 years olds “actors” and their parents “terrorists” and inciting your followers to harass them. Hate speech is defined by calling for the murder of the special counsel, hate speech is defined by saying “Hillary Clinton is an actual demon, go after her”, hate speech is defined by saying “there’s an international pedphoke ring run out of a pizza restaurant in Washington DC that John podesta runs” which leads to a listener going into the restaurant with a fucking shot gun trying to kill people…
            what exactly did Keith okbermann ever say that was remotely equivalent to that? And what did he make up? Seriously I’m asking, because I’ve never been a KO fan even when he was on ESPN.
            There is NOTHING close to this, and no respectable conservative should want anything to do with this guy; he just flat out makes everything up, every day, and incites his listeners to be afraid of his bs. They’re stupid, yes, but remove the incitement? Lessen the problem.
            Pulling his content has nothing to do with right or left, it has to do with right and wrong… he’s wrong, he’s full of shit and has caused immense psychological damage to a lot of people; and if the police hadn’t have showed up? A lot of physical damage when that guy showed up to MURDER people at a pizza restaurant…
            I’m sorry, I understand your point, but it’s off base. And making a false equivalence between this compeltely fraudekn asshole and anyone else in the media (even Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin) is wrong and irresponsible. If I had my druthers I’d ban him completely, but it’s not me.
            I apologize if you’ve borne the brunt of this frustration, and generally you’re reasonable, so I am sorry for the harsh tone.
            But there is absolutely no equivalence to this person in the rest of the media apparatus.

            1. “Hate speech is defined by calling 6 years olds “actors” and their parents “terrorists” and inciting your followers to harass them.”

              no it isn’t, but that is a very good example.

              Like I said, I have no qualms with him being barred.
              But there is plenty more to go around and hopefully this will wake up some of the other extremist.

      2. It can be- for a season- entertaining to listen to such stuff, but it does get tiresome.

        The problem is that there are many who are not well educated or informed who lap it up as if it were the gospel.

  3. Interesting how people who champion capitalist private corporations as the ultimate in our country’s greatness suddenly become all socialist when that corporation exercises their private rights and tosses a foul garbage spewer off their private property. Just was a store owner would be in their rights to throw someone out of their store.

    Dear conservatives, in case you forgot, YouTube, Apple and Facebook are all private corporations that have the right to control their property. Property rights, remember that? Stand your ground? We are on their property when we ask to be let in, that’s the user agreement. They can throw us out if they want. If MDN wants to toss me off or censor this post, I’ll be upset but it’s his house, I am a guest as you are.

    The FCC was controlling internet carriers to prevent them from censoring content until Trump came into power. If Net Neutrality really gets revoked then you’ll see much more of this, in the name of corporate rights. Oh but you thought this would only censor the “liberal” media not your favorite paranoid, sociopathic alt-righter. Good luck with that.

    Let Alex “Swamp Gas” Jones hire lawyers and see how far he gets.

    1. No you won’t.
      NN never had enough time or teeth to change anything.

      Lightweight response following your post that ignored the complaints about selective deletions.

      Whatever.

  4. He can make his own website and broadcast from it. These companies are not under the law required to give him anything. Hey, he can come to Chicago, make a picket, walk down the street, and block traffic just like everyone else. Granted, I am recalling the Blues Brothers.

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