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ALEX JONESí WRITTEN STATEMENT ON INTERNET CENSORSHIP
infowars.com ^ | August 8, 2018 | Alex Jones

Posted on 08/09/2018 10:14:52 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

This is a dangerous precedent that can be used against any ideology, left or right

Across the board in what appears to be a highly-coordinated effort to silence the message behind Infowars and Alex Jones, most major social media, backbone utilities associated with our web site and video platforms have launched unprecedented account bans and suspensions on virtually all of our channels.

Regardless of what you think of me, and what you have heard indirectly through third-party sources, you are clearly witnessing a 21st century purge of an ideology.

And even if you don’t agree with our message that everyone should exercise their right to question the status quo, you should be very concerned about what’s happening.

Because this ideology that is now under attack is the same ideology that played a pivotal role in founding this great nation: challenging the establishment systems with independent ideas that encourage new debates and discussions.

For more than a year, we have witnessed the mainstream news media and Democratic groups tell us that the manipulation of social media could turn an election.

By their own admission, social media would be the most viable option to alter the course of the nation, influence millions of people, and shut down free speech and personal expression that questions the status quo.

We have been told that one of the greatest threats to our democracy is the manipulation of the information that we receive on social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Now, these same groups that have been telling us that free speech must be defended against those who seek to control it on our news feeds, have launched a full-scale war on the free speech and information that they disagree with.

There is no question that large social media companies have become the nation’s premiere source of information, referring hundreds of millions to news and information.

Although these groups are private entities, their scale has achieved them a monopoly on the free flow of information.

Much like the FCC rules that the airwaves and cable should be equally accessible to all in the public trust, these modes of communication should be equally open to the same access, and not subject to control by those who may choose to disagree with the information itself. Is a different opinion enough to silence an entire ideology?

I do not claim to always be right. But the accusations leveled at me are distortions of the truth and have been used systematically to impeach my character.

But this coordinated action by the establishment to silence me has only awakened a new resolve in those who now see more clearly than ever how the establishment systems will go to any length to shut down free speech and information that questions the status quo.

This is a turning point for our nation. Will you rally behind the principles of free speech, or will you concede to having your ability to access new ideas and information restricted and controlled by those who believe you cannot think for yourself?

If we allow this level of censorship to continue, how long before it becomes normalized?

How long before it’s not Alex Jones and Infowars being shut down on major platforms, but any ideology that disagrees with the establishment status quo? We must rally behind the principles that founded this great nation, and not allow deep censorship to become normalized and accepted.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events
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To: Trumpisourlastchance
These are monopolized forums in which the public communicates, and they designed it to be so.

Sure they designed it that way. Just like Myspace, Google+, Wikia, Viber, and every one of the other hundreds of hopeful social media platforms designed themselves to be monopolistic.

The network effect pretty much dictates that the successful ones will be quasi monopolies because their value to the user is greater the more participating users they have.

61 posted on 08/09/2018 11:47:44 AM PDT by semimojo
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To: rktman

“While it is crappy to deny him a platform, if he isn’t the owner of the service, the owner can refuse to post the stuff.”

Nope. That’s nonsense. Verizon wouldn’t be allowed to deny service to Trump supporters, or refuse to patch through calls to republicans. American Airlines wouldn’t be allowed to refuse tickets and service to republicans.
They are a common carrier and need to be reigned in.


62 posted on 08/09/2018 11:48:40 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: TIElniff
Tell me what I’m missing, or what I don’t understand

You are not missing anything - except that we not longer have a functioning Rule-of-Law.

The Leftists are free to say anything they want, as long as the ruling oligarchy approves of it. Opponents of the rulers are free to shut up and submit. Or they can be fired, denied bank accounts, denied transportation, denied internet access, denied service at a restaurant, or denied medical care.

Approved Leftists are exempt from "public accommodation laws".

That is the "Law" which is being promoted. That is what we will not accept.

63 posted on 08/09/2018 11:48:55 AM PDT by flamberge (What next?)
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To: semimojo

Sure they do. That’s the free market. Socialists, liberal progressives, globalists, abortionists, homosexualists, antisemites, islamofascists, big government pushers, etc, will be attracted to their platforms and will fit right in. Judeo-Christian conservatives not so much.


64 posted on 08/09/2018 11:50:13 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: Ahithophel

Alphabet inc (google/youtube) is running a natural monopoly and when taken to court will be under antitrust laws. Freerepublic is not.


65 posted on 08/09/2018 11:51:05 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Jim Robinson
restrictions were in place on FR due to his 9/11 type conspiracy theories which we still do not want on FR.

He has other, more rational topics?

66 posted on 08/09/2018 11:53:17 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Jim Robinson

One thing about AJ, he has been a strong supporter of President Trump and totally against the Clintons, especially Hillary. At least in what few videos I’ve seen of his (partial content from maybe a dozen or two dozen).

I’m not saying he gets everything right (big DUH). I do NOT believe 9/11 was an “inside job”. Even Bill Clinton admits that’s stupid.

I think you made a proper decision while maintaining the integrity of FR with regards to the 9/11 conspiracy theory.


67 posted on 08/09/2018 11:58:13 AM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: longfellow

[We’ll be next.]

That is correct.


68 posted on 08/09/2018 11:58:48 AM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, your move shows wisdom and compassion, without caving to the 9/11 conspiracy nonsense.

Thank You for your reasoned response to this situation!

Gosh, I LOVE FR!


69 posted on 08/09/2018 12:03:09 PM PDT by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: VaeVictis; null and void; SkyPilot; Roman_War_Criminal; metmom; Mom MD; SVTCobra03; Lera; ...

[You are absolutely correct! They are call us mentally ill. I’d imagine Christians are high on the chopping block too. Anyone that would speak ill-favored of same-sex relations or abortions....]

Correct. I expect liberals will be running the guillotine machines in Revelation 13 when the Great Tribulation comes (we’re at least 3.5 years away from that - it’s halfway through Daniel’s 70th week).

I am reminded of an old prophecy movie - the liberal “Christians” drag a girl to a “church” parking lot to have her head chopped off for not receiving the Mark of the Beast.

Then they had to have a bizarre ending where she escapes after saying she’ll take the Mark of the Beast. Revelation 14 couldn’t be clearer on why that’s the worst and final decision that any person could ever make.


70 posted on 08/09/2018 12:03:18 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Ahithophel

I did not conspire with other corporations (or with deep staters) to ban him. Nor am I trying to remove him from the internet. I personally did not want to be associated with 9/11 conspiracies. And still do not want it on FR.


71 posted on 08/09/2018 12:03:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: Jim Robinson
IMHO: This is downright criminal what the left is doing to Alex Jones. I am therefore lifting the general restrictions we have on posting from infowars.com with the exception that we still do not want 9/11 type conspiracy nonsense posted to FR.

Well done, brother Jim.

72 posted on 08/09/2018 12:04:20 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The New York Times is a racist hate group. It is Propaganazism.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Awesome


73 posted on 08/09/2018 12:06:25 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you for all you do!


74 posted on 08/09/2018 12:09:28 PM PDT by TianaHighrider (Speak the TRUTH and SHAME the devil! * Fight SPEECH/MIND control *)
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To: Jim Robinson

I applaud your lifting the prohibition against InfoWars - although I usually only tune in to watch Millie Weaver ;’}


75 posted on 08/09/2018 12:28:45 PM PDT by rockrr ( Everything is different now...)
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To: Slyfox

“First they came for Alex Jones, and I did not speak out—
Because I did not listen to Alex Jones.”

Then the shooting started.....


76 posted on 08/09/2018 12:41:21 PM PDT by papertyger (Covfefe Bigly!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Haven’t logged in for a long time but had something very important to share about this so very important development. There is a perspective being completely ignored about these companies like Facebook and Twitter on a National level. And it is their very own advertising statements such as “Both sides of the issue” and similar.

It is high time to put them to the task for fraud and “false advertisement”. This is the true issue to push and the legal clout to override their so called “Private business commercial venture” rights...

Just go read their ads and you will see the outright lies and fraud they need to be sued for and put to task for through the FTC... It is the only thing with “teeth” to use against them right now.


77 posted on 08/09/2018 12:44:46 PM PDT by Openurmind
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To: SaveFerris

I don’t recall her escaping.

IIRC, she was in the guillotine and the earthquake hit and she was left there all alone, saying she’d take the mark and for someone to help.

Then the blade slips.....


78 posted on 08/09/2018 12:51:27 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith......)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

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79 posted on 08/09/2018 12:52:24 PM PDT by PraiseTheLord (.Q.)
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To: metmom

Yeah, that’s pretty much it. Which one was it? The second one?

I thought she somehow rolled out of hit because she got free. Been too long. I’ve only seen the first movie and maybe the third(? IIRC).

And this ending which I thought was #2.

If we get the title maybe we can find video of the ending with the scene we’re talking about. Have to run out.

BBL - Keep looking up! (I know you do!)


80 posted on 08/09/2018 12:54:09 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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