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Category / Alex Jones

2018 was once the yr we (kind of) wiped clean up the web

This was the year we began to answer the age old question: if a bigot rants in a forest, and nobody is around to hear him, does anybody care what that idiot says? Over the past year, internet companies wielded the hammer known as “deplatforming” more than ever. Deplatforming, or no-platforming, is the term for...CONTINUE READING

Evil genius dubs Alex Jones’ voice into ‘Detective Pikachu’ trailer

You probably thought you lived in a world where InfoWars would never cross over with Pokemon. Think again. On Tuesday YouTuber Dolan Dark posted a clip from the recent trailer with some classic Alex Jones sound bites dropped in for Pikachu’s voice — in place of handsome Canadian Ryan Reynolds (via Gizmodo). It is somehow...CONTINUE READING

Twitter to prohibit ‘dehumanizing language’ in new rules

Call it the Alex Jones effect. Twitter announced on Tuesday that it will update its rules to prohibit “dehumanizing language” on the platform. While it is still finalizing what this policy will look like through user feedback and internal review processes, this initiative could add a much-needed layer of clarity to Twitter‘s sometimes opaque, yet...CONTINUE READING

PayPal makes it harder to buy shady supplements from Infowars

PayPal confirmed Friday that it was dropping support for all Infowars websites, where conspiracy theorist Alex Jones makes serious cash selling shady health supplements. “Our values are the foundation for the decision,” a PayPal spokesperson told Mashable in a statement.  “We undertook an extensive review of the Infowars sites, and found instances that promoted hate...CONTINUE READING

Apple finally bans Alex Jones’ InfoWars app from the App Store

Alex Jones took another major blow this week. Following bans from Twitter and Periscope, Apple has permanently banned Jones’ InfoWars app from its App Store. SEE ALSO: What to expect from Apple’s iPhone XS event on Sept. 12 Apple confirmed the InfoWars app’s removal to Buzzfeed News after users noticed it was missing on Friday...CONTINUE READING

Milo Yiannopoulos’ Facebook rant shows that de-platforming actually works

Wait, Milo Yiannopoulos is still on Facebook? Late Friday night, former Breitbart golden boy and rallying figure for the alt-right, Milo Yiannopoulos, complained in the comments section of a Facebook post about how hard his life had become. “I have lost everything standing up for the truth in America, spent all my savings, destroyed all...CONTINUE READING

Why you should block big corporations on Twitter

This is You Won’t Regret It, a new weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team. Nothing feels better than blocking an obnoxious branded Twitter account — whether you’re doing it to spite Alex Jones, to protect yourself from insidious marketing, or some combination of the two. Look at what’s...CONTINUE READING

Alex Jones’ flagship pirate radio station shut down by FCC

A pirate radio station which served as Alex Jones’ flagship outlet has been shut down by the Federal Communications Commission. Liberty Radio was broadcasting on 90.1 FM without federal consent, according to The Austin American-Statesman reported that with the FCC accusing the station had done so since 2013. SEE ALSO: #DeactiDay: The growing Twitter movement...CONTINUE READING

#DeactiDay: The growing Twitter movement urging users to delete their accounts over Alex Jones

Some prominent Twitter users are giving the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey an ultimatum: it’s either us or Alex Jones. There is a growing movement in various circles on Twitter to make this Friday, August 17th “D-Day” or “#DeactiDay” on the service.  The movement launched when designer Mike Monteiro, who’s been a longtime critic of the...CONTINUE READING
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