Hollywood elites celebrate internet censorship and the end of free speech
Liberal Hollywood personalities have been celebrating tech giants Apple, Facebook, and YouTube’s decision to wipe radio host Alex Jones and his Infowars properties from their platforms.
Actress and Former Netflix talk show host Chelsea Handle gushed: “Good news: YouTube, Facebook, Apple, and Spotify are all banning Alex Jones and Infowars. Bad news: He’ll either get a job offer from Fox News or Donald Trump.”
The Alex Jones Youtube channel, which had 2.4 million followers, was terminated on Monday for “violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”
In a seemingly coordinated attack which took place within 12 hours, Facebook also removed four official Alex Jones and Infowars pages for “violating community guidelines” with alleged “hate speech.”
At Neon Nettle, we feel it appropriate to quote the poem by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller:
First, they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Good news: YouTube, Facebook, Apple and Spotify are all banning Alex Jones and Infowars. Bad news: He’ll either get a job offer from Fox News or Donald Trump.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 6, 2018
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 6, 2018
It’s about damn time. https://t.co/2LFlGEAbz5
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 6, 2018
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) August 6, 2018
Tech giants pulling the plug on anyone, whether you agree with them or not, is still censorship
According to Breitbart: On Sunday, Apple announced plans to delete the Alex Jones Show from iTunes following a similar ban from streaming giant Spotify.
Facebook moved on Monday morning, removing four InfoWars pages from its platform. YouTube deleted Jones’ channel a few hours later.
Jones responded to the purge on Monday, hammering Republican lawmakers for failing to carve out rules that would force transparency and a consistent application of content rules on tech giants.
“They had congressional hearings about Internet censorship, and the Republicans were so incredibly stupid — the Republicans were so incredibly ignorant, and had circles being run around them, that they just green-lighted to go all the way,” said in a video posted to Twitter, the remaining major tech platform to continue hosting Jones’ content.
Below is a roundup of gleeful celebs applauding Jones’ social media ban.