In case you missed it, Apple, Facebook, and Google have been working on scrubbing conspiracy theorist — and all-around dirtball — Alex Jones from their platforms. Which raises some valid questions about free speech.
I despise Alex Jones. I despise InfoWars.
I think Facebook, as a private company, had every right to ban them.
But in general, as a free speech issue…better to give people the tools to block these idiots than ban them. https://t.co/VSwUfPGo3l
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) August 6, 2018
It’s hard to feel too bad for Jones, though. In addition to peddling ridiculous — as well as dangerous — conspiracy theories, he’s also, as it happens, an idiot.
He’s taking to Twitter today to rally his supporters to battle, and raising more than a few eyebrows in the process:
NOW LIVE: World Exclusive Alex Jones Responds To Being Banned From The Internet‼️
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) August 6, 2018
Watch the uncensored video where now?
— Mujahed (@kebejay) August 6, 2018
— Brandon Plotnick (@bp6316) August 6, 2018
What a doofus.
Tfw you have to livestream being banned from the internet https://t.co/OZp8xfnyIv
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 6, 2018
Do you know how I know you’re not banned from the internet? https://t.co/BBTQ1344ib
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) August 6, 2018
Banned from the internet! he screams while posting on the internet.
— Talking WHATEVER Wednesday (Or Whenever) (@TWW_Pod) August 6, 2018
how are you banned from the internet if I can see your posts?… just wondering how that works ?
— AngelaD (@twizteda) August 6, 2018
But you’re on the internet now genius….
— ░G░o░o░l░y░ (@SaturnGooly) August 6, 2018
You literally tweeted this on the internet. pic.twitter.com/AvI8DNTg7X
— Classless Skip (@MenaceSocietyUT) August 6, 2018
Hey, @Internet you missed a spot over here.
— I Follow Idiots (@IFollowIdiots4) August 6, 2018