CNN’s Oliver Darcy sort of gave up the game when he tweeted that the media should be given more credit for having Alex Jones removed from platforms such as YouTube and Facebook; we knew the mainstream media acted as the gatekeepers for what we saw and heard, but it was something to hear one of their own solicit thanks for getting an independent voice banned.
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.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 6, 2018
As long as the cat’s out of the bag and we know the media can (if it wants to) target a site or page for “de-platforming,” The Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway had a request of sorts:
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) August 6, 2018
Hmm … we did notice that Berkeley Antifa uses its Facebook page to coordinate “protests,” like this one at which they attempted to smash the windows of a Marine recruiting office. Sounds like they also tried to intimidate the videographer.
After I filmed the antifa break the Marine Corps office window and throw a torch into a dumpster, one of them called a few over to confront me. They basically told me to leave, implying attack if I didn't. I left.
"Get the fuck back. Cops aren't here. They won't help you." pic.twitter.com/7m8WkNmOy9
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) August 6, 2018
Sounds like a great bunch of kids — can the media give us some backing in getting their page removed from Facebook? Maybe every Antifa page? Looks like they bloodied at least one guy in Portland this weekend in a tussle over the flag.
I thought Antifa was officially recognized as a domestic terrorist group?
— Terry Walker (@peregrinatious) August 6, 2018
— Vered Voss (@veredvoss) August 6, 2018
— ❌Dee F (@DeeF07059278) August 6, 2018
Facebook doesn't think this is hate! https://t.co/a5vDyOECMD
— Lawyerforlaws ❌ (@lawyer4laws) August 6, 2018
Antifa is the most openly fascist organization in the country. And the incompetent, biased and irresponsible media gives them a pass which makes them an enabler of their crimes. Too often the press truly is the enemy of the people.
— Jeffrey W. Ludwig (@jwludwig) August 6, 2018
The media and the left are too smart to deplatform their own shock-troops! That’s for dumb “conservatives” only. https://t.co/WGqVB9v9KH
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) August 6, 2018
I vaguely recall something about incitement to violence being the only legit reason to limit speech
Wonder where that was? https://t.co/3DyKKDTo8U
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) August 6, 2018
CNN's Oliver Darcy wants the media given credit for Alex Jones being removed from tech platforms https://t.co/ubfmDsyebY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 6, 2018