A handful of Hollywood personalities took to Twitter on Monday to celebrate tech giants Apple, Facebook, and YouTube’s decision to purge radio host Alex Jones and his Infowars properties from their platforms.
“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,” Actress and Former Netflix talk show host Chelsea Handler wrote.
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
“YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! Thank you @Apple!” Will & Grace star Debra Messing tweeted.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 6, 2018
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.
It’s about damn time. https://t.co/2LFlGEAbz5
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 6, 2018
This ban is long past overdue. https://t.co/Y0XFfcbXwE
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 6, 2018
if @jack and his fellow doormats here can get through the week without banning Alex Jones they have a shot at getting away with it. don't let them. bug them till they do one defensible fucking thing
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) August 6, 2018
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) August 6, 2018
Never Forget pic.twitter.com/cEgUnnohdE
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 6, 2018
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