The banning of InfoWars chief Alex Jones from Facebook, Apple and Spotify is only one of many recent instances of tech giants and social media platforms censoring conservative voices, reports said.
One such voice is a woman running for Congress who detailed her family’s survival in Cambodia under the genocidal communist Khmer Rouge.
Jones wrote on Twitter, a platform he had yet to be banned from: “We’ve been banned completely on Facebook, Apple, & Spotify. What conservative news outlet will be next?”
– On Aug. 6, Twitter suspended the accounts of several Libertarian figures, including the Ron Paul Institute director.
– Facebook banned a campaign video by California Republican congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng which highlighted communist crimes that led her family to flee Cambodia. On Aug. 7, Facebook reinstated Heng’s account. ““Upon further review, it is clear the video contains historical imagery relevant to the candidate’s story,” a spokesperson told The Washington Times.
– British activist Tommy Robinson had his Instagram account temporarily banned.
Zero Hedge reported that Twitter suspended the editorial director of antiwar.com Scott Horton, former State Department employee Peter Van Buren, and Dan McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute.
Horton said he was reportedly disciplined for the use of “improper language” against journalist Jonathan M. Katz, while McAdams was suspended for retweeting him. Past tweets in both accounts were available to the public at the time of the writing, unlike the account of Van Buren, which was fully suspended, the report said.
According to TargetLiberty, Horton and McAdams fell victim to Twitter’s suspension algorithm after objecting to Katz’s quarrel with Van Buren over an earlier interview.
The suspensions occurred just days after black conservative Candace Owens had her Twitter account suspended for highlighting the algorithmic hypocrisy of Twitter by replacing the word “white” with “Jewish” in a series of tweets modeled on those by New York Times editor Sarah Jeong.