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.
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.
Argue as you may whether Alex Jones deserved it for hyping up that some people didn’t exist at Sandy Hook and harassing families. The bigger issue is that this is already beginning to set a precedent as was predicted by this writer in a Steemit report.
It’s true that false flags have occurred throughout history, as ZeroHedge reports and they are a method used by governments to control the population.
However, claiming a government psyop false flag murder whether a staged event or real, a few minutes or hours after the event is dangerous and disgusting. It not only completely destroys your credibility, but it provides a reasoning for the mainstream media to attack such theories while brushing off real evidence of false flags like the proposed U.S. military Cuba false flag Operation Northwoods.
Jones faces five defamation lawsuits; three brought by Mark Bankston in Jones’ home of Austin, Texas. These lawsuits threaten Jones for his website and reporting, My Statesman reported.
Meanwhile, Dallas attorney Mark Enoch, representing Jones, is arguing to dismiss the defamation case under the Texas Citizens Participation Act — legislation that was passed by in 2011 and signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry, intended to protect citizens’ First Amendment rights from meritless claims intended to silence them.
Enoch argues that the lawsuit is a “strategic device” to silence Jones “as well as anyone else who refuses to accept what the mainstream media and government tell them, and prevent them from expressing any doubt or raising questions.”
Whatever, you think of this writer’s opinion or Alex Jones doesn’t matter. The ultimate thing that we should all be focusing on is that this case is being used to set a precedent online for free speech and is Orwellian to the core that quite literally is being pushed to silence free thought for anything that isn’t the government-backed narrative.
It is a quite worrying prospect indeed when Twitter and other social media companies assume the responsibility as The Ministry of Truth.
Aaron Kesel writes for Activist Post.