August 7, 2018 2.4k votes 152 voters 30 items Follow
List Rules Vote up the statements that best describe how you feel about Alex Jones; vote down the statements that miss the mark.
In August 2018 - in an unprecedented purge - Facebook, Google, Apple, YouTube, Stitcher, and Spotify banned radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars brand from their platforms, citing multiple violations of hate speech guidelines. As YouTube stated, “...When users violate these policies repeatedly, like our policies against hate speech and harassment or our terms prohibiting circumvention of our enforcement measures, we terminate their accounts." One outlet called this domino effect "de-platforming." Of the giants, only Twitter refused to remove Jones.
While some in the anti-Jones camp lauded the tech companies' moves, others pointed out Jones is merely a blip, embodying only the surface of deep-rooted problems with cyber threats, misinformation, bigotry, and racism. Jones responded by insisting his First Amendment rights were being violated. He proclaimed, "We're all Alex Jones now," and continued using Twitter to rally supporters against what he considers war against the conservative right and free speech.
What do you think about Alex Jones? Vote up the statements that best describe your view of the controversial figure.
He's a shameless self promoter.
He takes advantage of victims to promote his agenda.
He's a conspiracy theorist and shouldn't be believed.
I think he's a disgusting human being.
His stance on Sandy Hook is deplorable and he lost my respect.
He's a bigot.
He's a salesman masquerading as a people's advocate.
He's a racist.
He's a misogynist.
He's just another mouthpiece for President Trump.
He should be allowed to espouse his views to the public.
He's someone I've never thought or cared much about.