In a shocking move against free speech, Facebook has banned Infowars from broadcasting live video on their platform without any prior warning or a clearly defined explanation for their decision.
While the social media giant has a long history of censoring Infowars and other libertarian or conservative-leaning voices, this is their most aggressive persecution of Infowars to date.
In response, Infowars has issued the following appeal statement –
We reviewed your policies and insights and have not found any violations. We are appalled that we’re being blocked and censored while the very same streams you’re blocking are sent over cable, AM & FM radio, shortwave and three additional streaming services with zero restrictions. This form of unbridled censorship is evidence Facebook is run by intolerant bigots who stand against the very essence of the First Amendment. We ask that you cease this blockade on our information immediately. We insist that you restore our page without restrictions unless you can provide tangible evidence of our “violations.”
Despite Infowars drawing hundreds of millions of viewers to its Facebook video content and driving tremendous user traffic across the platform every month, in addition to substantial advertising investments by Infowars over the years, Facebook has put hard-left, pro-globalism politics ahead of the needs and desires of its consumers – and before its obligations to its shareholders.
Infowars has documented Facebook’s ever-increasing censorship at length.
Earlier this year, Paul Joseph Watson explained how the social media site was labeling Infowars articles as “spam” or “fake news,” and subsequently hiding them from users.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) March 13, 2017
In the video below, Alex Jones explains how the tactic was applied to an article about a former CIA analyst asserting that Trump was wiretapped, which has been proven as very real news.
“With web founder Tim Berners-Lee demanding that Facebook do more to combat so-called ‘fake news’ – despite the fact that a Stanford University study found it had virtually no impact on the presidential election – the social media giant has teamed up with biased left-wing outfits to target conservative news sources,” reported Infowars’ Jamie White in April. “Last December, Facebook announced its intention to fight ‘fake news’ by partnering with the same third-party ‘fact-checking’ organizations that Google has recently brought to bear on its own censorship directive, including Snopes.com, ABC News, and Politifact.com.”
“Depending on who was on shift, things would be blacklisted or trending,” a former Facebook news curator told Gizmodo. “I’d come on shift and I’d discover that CPAC or Romney or Glenn Beck or popular conservative topics wouldn’t be trending because either the curator didn’t recognize the news topic or it was like they had a bias against Ted Cruz.”
Last month, Facebook millionaire, Jason Fyk, appeared on Infowars’ War Room to discuss Facebook’s Orwellian tactics to stifle free speech and liberty.