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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
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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
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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
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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
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#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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Twitter punishes Alex Jones—but he’s still not banned

Twitter has taken action against Alex Jones. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed Jones’ personal account has limited functions after he posted a tweet that violated its rules. The company, however, stopped short of suspending the account. SEE ALSO: Alex Jones is so eager to stay on Twitter he’s attempting to follow its rules “We aren’t suspending...CONTINUE READING
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A new protest is organizing to get Alex Jones booted off of Twitter

Alex Jones is still on Twitter, despite the fact that he repeatedly violated the platform’s rules of conduct. But this is 2018, and Twitter users are ready to protest. Before we go any further, let’s be clear about some terminology: Jones supporters would have you believe that his recent removal from other platforms is an...CONTINUE READING
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Alex Jones is so eager to stay on Twitter he’s attempting to follow its rules

Belching human smokestack Alex Jones is scrubbing his Twitter accounts for their most overt violations of Twitter’s Terms of Service.  On Thursday, CNN published a list of InfoWars and Jones tweets that contained fun content like individual harassment and degradation on the basis of religion and gender identity. These are behaviors that a reasonable reading...CONTINUE READING
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Apple influenced Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to ban InfoWars, report says

After weeks of struggling to answer questions about whether or not Alex Jones and InfoWars should be allowed to remain on Facebook, the company caught some onlookers by surprise when it announced early Monday morning that it had “unpublished” pages belonging to Alex Jones and InfoWars. Nothing had changed in terms of the content posted...CONTINUE READING
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