Jones should be squashed like the cockroach he is.
Courtesy of Raw Story:
U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been suspended from Facebook for bullying and hate speech and is close to having pages tied to him and his Infowars website removed from the platform, the social media network said on Friday.
The radio host’s personal profile was banned for 30 days after it was found to have uploaded four videos published on pages maintained by Jones and Infowars that went against community standards, Facebook said.
The videos have been removed and Infowars and Jones’ pages “are close to being unpublished given recent community standards violations,” Facebook said in a statement.
Content removals count as “strikes” against individual pages. Pages maintained by Jones and Infowars have remained active because they have not crossed “a certain threshold of strikes” necessary for them to be unpublished, Facebook said.
As we noted Friday, Jones has also had four of his videos removed from YouTube and is on 90 day probation period.
Facebook should be especially sensitive as to how they will be perceived for allowing Jones’ hate speech on their platform since the parents of one of the Sandy Hook victims has called them out directly for allowing attacks against them.
Courtesy of CNET:
The parents of one of the 20 children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting want to know why Mark Zuckerberg has made Facebook “a safe haven for hate.”
Lenny Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, whose 6-year-old son Noah Pozner was killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, attack spoke directly to the social network’s founder in an open letter published by The Guardian.
They write that “conspiracy groups and anti-government provocateurs” used Facebook to make claims that the Dec. 14, 2012 massacre was a hoax, saying the victims were “crisis actors” and that they must “find out the truth” about victims’ families.
“These claims and calls to action spread across Facebook like wildfire and, despite our pleas, were protected by Facebook,” said Pozner and De La Rosa.
Well, they are certainly not wrong about that. And kicking Alex Jones off of their social media platform is at least a good start though they obviously have much more work to do.
Alex Jones is a pernicious POS who spreads lies and conspiracy theories on the internet to harass innocent people.
Getting blocked from YouTube and Facebook is nothing more than a slap on his chubby wrist.
If the Founding Fathers were alive to see how he misuses and hides behind the 1st Amendment they would probably have him placed in stocks and beaten like a dog.
And even THAT might be too good for him.