1984: Twitter Removing Accounts That Tweet Infowars Material
By Aaron Kesel / Activist Post
Twitter is removing accounts that tweet out and support Alex Jones and his website www.infowars.com.
Yahoo News reports the company confirmed the removal of more accounts affiliated with Infowars.
Twitter confirmed a CNN report stating the permanent suspension of 18 accounts, in part due to attempts to aid Infowars, as well as Jones circumventing the ban put in place.
Last month, Twitter permanently banned Jones and Infowars from its platform, stating in a tweet that the accounts violated its behavior policies.
Twitter has previously stated that it would evaluate any reports regarding other accounts potentially associated with Jones and Infowars.
Tech companies joined together to hinder Infowars’ operations when Apple Inc., Google parent Alphabet Inc. and Facebook Inc. all banned Infowars and content produced by Jones on their platforms.
Meanwhile, in September payments processor PayPal Holdings Inc. ended its business relationship with Infowars.
It’s irrelevant what you think of Infowars or Alex Jones; this is the acceleration of blanket censorship. To loosely quote Martin Niemöller — first they came for Infowars, then they came for the rest of us — and there was no one left to speak.