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It’s not a ‘defense’ of Alex Jones to argue that we’re on a slippery slope of internet censorship

To many, Alex Jones and his InfoWars content is offensive and in "exceptionally poor taste".

However, the InfoWars app is still available in Google's Play app marketplace.

Shear goes on to explain that he is not a supporter of Alex Jones or his Infowars productions.

As a mystifying capper, Jack concluded that it's the media's job to stop risky men like Jones, not Twitter's.

Apple's decision to remove all episodes of Jones' popular show - rather than just specific offending episodes - is one of the largest enforcement actions meant to curb conspiratorial news content by a technology company to date.

"So, these are models that are looking at behaviors and behaviors of bad-faith actors who intend to manipulate, distract, divide a conversation or to unfairly amplify their content which they didn't earn so those are the signals that factor in and we do rank search, we do rank trends and we do rank conversations accordingly", Dorsey said. "We continue to monitor apps for violations of our guidelines and if we find content that violates our guidelines and is harmful to users we will remove those apps from the store as we have done previously". "If an app or user violates these, we take action".

Six families of the victims have sued Jones for defamation.

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"If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service that's constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction", Jack writes.

In the five-and-a-half years since their child's murder, Veronique De La Rosa and Leonard Pozner have been forced to move seven times, pursued by "truthers" who believe the false Infowars claims that the Sandy Hook shooting was a lie.

While I am not a listener or supporter of Mr. Jones', his audience has every right to watch his videos and listen to him and connect with him online.

Issues around fake news and data privacy are no joke, as Facebook recently found out when they lost more than $100 billion from their market value in the course of one trading day.

At the same time, we're learning more and more about how digital platforms were used as tools to spread false information and influence both the 2016 USA presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum. A separate Twitter account for "Infowars" is also still running.

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