CNN openly admits that the liberal establishment media campaigned "for weeks" to get tech platforms to terminate Alex Jones channels, Facebook pages, YouTube accounts, commenting systems, etc. As we have detailed previously (here and here), Facebook, YouTube, Apple, Google Podcast, Spotify, TuneIn , Spreaker, iHeartRadio, Audioboom, Pinterest, MailChimp, Stitcher, Disqus, Sprout Social, and LinkedIn, all terminated services from Alex Jones and Infowars, all within a 24 hour period.
A search for CNN and Alex Jones shows they have been constantly harping about the Infowars app still being available at Google, Apple stores, and they have blatantly been attempting to force Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to remove Jones/Infowars from from that social media platform as well.
Darcy proudly boasted on August 6, 2018, that "Important to note that tech platforms did not enforce their own rules and take action against Alex Jones / InfoWars on their own accord. It took media outlets to point out for weeks that InfoWars was skirting the rules on these tech platforms for them to enforce own standards."
As shown by another of Darcy's tweet, where he linked to a CNN article, which details how CNN, obviously not having any real news to report, has decided to use their resources to scour Jones' Twitter account and the videos on it, in their crusade to get Jones kicked off of Twitter.
But a CNN review of Jones' accounts show that all of the videos that initially led the other tech companies to take action against Jones were in fact posted to Twitter by Jones or InfoWars. All were still live on Twitter as of the time this article was published. CNN noted this in a request for comment from Twitter on Wednesday morning, before Harvey's email was made public. The company declined to comment at the time.
Those videos were not the only content CNN found in its review of Jones' and InfoWars' Twitter accounts that suggest the social media platform's statements about its stance are incorrect, or that its rules are not being applied to Jones and InfoWars.
It is very interesting that in that CNN piece, written by Darcy, he highlights Twitter rules against targeted harassment:
Twitter's policies prohibit users from abusing others. "You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so," Twitter's rules say. "We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else's voice."
The irony of Darcy writing that as he has, and still is, targeting Jones with harassment, with 14 tweets since August 6, in an attempt to force Twitter to "silence someone else's voice," namely Alex Jones.
A small sample below.
August 10: Hey @jack, since you’re responding to stories in the press, maybe you can offer your thoughts on our story that shows Alex Jones / InfoWars appear to have repeatedly violated Twitter’s rules, despite statements from you otherwise."
August 9: Twitter said it would have taken action against Alex Jones/InfoWars had the content that got them in trouble w/Facebook & YouTube been posted on Twitter. But all of the content that initially led to YouTube/FB taking action is, in fact, posted to Twitter."
August 7: Add MailChimp to the list. The company told @mmfa that it has terminated the accounts for InfoWars: "We don’t allow people to use our platform to disseminate hateful content."
August 6: Joined @richardquest to talk tech companies taking action against Alex Jones & InfoWars. It's notable these companies are citing hate speech violations when removing Jones' content, not spread of misinformation. Also notable tech giants only took action after media firestorm."
Apparently it is alright for CNN and Darcy to target someone for harassment to silence their voices on the platform, if it furthers their campaign to have Alex Jones censored.
An advanced search on Twitter from June 2018 through July 11, 2018, shows dozens of Darcy tweets referencing Alex Jones, indicating an unhealthy and, frankly, creepy obsession.
One from June 22, 2018, was just a picture of Jones with the question, "also ... alex jones has a beard now?"
Remember, Darcy is a senior reporter for CNN.
The obsession with Jones is not just by Darcy, but by CNN as an entity. A search for "Alex Jones" on the CNN website brings up 315 results, with 12 separate articles since August 6th alone, when the tech companies all colluded to wipe him off their platforms collectively.
They smell the blood in the water.
It is noteworthy that back in May 2018, Infowars warned straight out that social media giants were "ramping up Infowars censorship to gain control of narrative," ahead of the midterm elections.
Exactly what just happened.
As we and other Independent Media outlets have asserted, it appears that Alex Jones is a test, a beta test if you will, to see if their would be an outcry, and what the blowback would be to this type of collective, colluding to silence Independent Media, as well as a test to see if this type of action would backfire by making a martyr out of the person being targeted for destruction.
As Stefan Stanford recently highlighted, searches for Alex Jones and Infowars has spiked, indicating this type of action on the part of the liberal media and big tech, has backfired in a big way.
If so, then whether one agrees with Alex Jones or not, Independent News readers need to continue to make their voices heard. Conservatives websites need to hammer the liberal media that seems to think their "free press" rights should be sacrosanct, while attempting to destroy other media websites that do not conform to the official, liberally biased narrative.
There is no doubt liberal outlets like CNN will be emboldened by their successful harassment campaign against Alex Jones and will attempt to go after other Independent Media sites. Perhaps not with the same unhealthy, psychotic, and creepy obsessiveness they lavish on Jones, but the attacks themselves will happen.
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