Alex Jones is, well, nutty. Maybe that’s being a bit generous.
Alex Jones is pretty out there, especially on some of the larger, more egregious subjects. His theories regarding the Sandy Hook School shooting, for instance, are vile to a massive majority of the population.
One thing that he may have been right about, however, is the trouble inherent in allowing the mainstream media the amount of power and scope that it has. Jones has been railing against the media for decades, and may be responsible for the massive corporate news cleaving that we see today.
I’m not defending the guy, all I’m saying is that he called it. On the other hand, of course, he’s been screaming that the news is fake for 10+ years…and even a blind squirrel gets a nut every now and again.
Now, after being virtually erased from the mainstream internet, Jones is being attacked on the financial front as well.
Internet payment services giant PayPal has blacklisted Infowars from its platform for allegedly promoting “hate and discriminatory intolerance against certain communities and religions.”
Infowars was informed of the ban this week, and it claims to have been told “off record” that the ban was due to “criticism of Islam and opposition to transgenderism being taught to children in schools.”
“The ban was instituted despite InfowarsStore.com containing no political content whatsoever, emphasizing how the decision was a broader attack on the Infowars platform,” Infowars declared in a statement. “PayPal representatives said they were giving Infowars 10 days to switch payment processors, after which all services would be terminated.”
The issue of internet censorship is widespread in America today, and it’s not only crackpots like Alex Jones who are being affected.
Yours truly has even spent a little chunk of his day today responding to fact-checking organizations regarding the very site you’re frequenting.