Life comes at you fast.
Over the course of just 24 hours, tech companies have pulled InfoWars head honcho Alex Jones' biggest digital soapboxes out from under him. This near-simultaneous action occurred quickly and in tandem — and only after weeks of public pressure over platform inaction.
Until today, Facebook and YouTube in particular have maintained that an account ban for Jones was not the best way to combat his spreading of hate speech and conspiracy theories on their platforms. And generally, in the face of complaints about objectionable content, Facebook and YouTube both opt to de-rank, de-monetize, or "suspend," rather than outright ban. Read more...More about Facebook, Apple, Youtube, Spotify, and Infowars