InfoWars was almost simultaneously banned from several Big Tech platforms, including Facebook, Apple and Spotify. This ostentatiously coordinated attack on ‘undesirable’ speech is a sign of what is to come for anyone who values freedom and anyone who seeks to challenge the establishment.
Predictably, although perhaps not to the mainstream right-wingers who enthusiastically welcomed the banning of InfoWars (probably thinking that would raise their own brand in the eyes of the left-wing establishment), the left is immediately pushing for more censorship of right-wing outlets, both in media:
Emboldened by the banning of Infowars, left-wing activist media is already pressuring Youtube and other social media platforms to ban more conservative personalities. pic.twitter.com/7hKDy6SGl4
— Far Left Watch (@FarLeftWatch) August 7, 2018
And in politics, for instance Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy (Dem, obviously)
Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 6, 2018
The openly anti-semitic Nation Of Islam is still fine, of course:
While Apple has banned Infowars, it is still supporting the Nation of Islam app.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan praised Adolf Hitler as a “very great man” and routinely engages in brazen anti-Semitism.https://t.co/pKlLRhN8Ek
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 6, 2018