Aja Romano on the inevitable fall of hate speech.
Within the past 24 hours, Apple, Facebook, and YouTube have all joined in summarily banning far-right broadcaster and known conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars network from their platforms.
This is not a free speech issue. The government did not ban Jones. Responsible publishers banned Jones.
As soon as Apple took the step of entirely banning Jones and his content, the cudgel fell: All of a sudden the more controversial action would have been to allow Jones and Infowars to remain.
This is not a free speech issue. It’s responsible publishing. Kudos to Apple.