WikiLeaks defends InfoWars as a 'state power critique' after it's banned from multiple platforms, including Facebook

  • WikiLeaks came to the defence of InfoWars on Monday after multiple platforms, including Apple, Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify, banned the website’s content.
  • WikiLeaks took to Twitter and acknowledged the “frequent nonsense” InfoWars publishes, but said banning content from prominent platforms set an unsettling precedent.
  • InfoWars and its founder, Alex Jones, have frequently stirred up controversy by pushing conspiracy theories about major political and social events.

WikiLeaks came to the defence of the conspiracy website InfoWars on Monday after multiple platforms, including Apple, Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify, banned the website’s content.

InfoWars and its founder, Alex Jones, have frequently stirred up controversy by pushing conspiracy theories about major political and social events, including the 9/11 terror attacks and the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

Jones has been accused of hate speech and glorifying violence by platforms like Facebook, which led to InfoWars and several other pages with which he’s associated to be banned.

WikiLeaks took to Twitter and acknowledged the “frequent nonsense” InfoWars publishes, but suggested that InfoWars’ ban from prominent platforms set an unsettling precedent.

“The empire strikes back: Apple, Spotify, Facebook and Google/Youtube all purge Infowars/Alex Jones,” WikiLeaks tweeted. “Yes, Infowars has frequent nonsense, but also a state power critique. Which publisher in the world with millions of subscribers is next to be wiped out for cultural transgression?”

Like InfoWars, WikiLeaks is no stranger to controversy and has been at the center of a number of major political stories in recent years, including the Democratic National Committee leaks during the 2016 election. Its founder, Julian Assange, is currently living in diplomatic isolation in the Ecuadorian embassy in London but is set to be removed “imminently” and extradited to the US, according to recent reports.

Meanwhile, Jones is livid over the prohibition of his website and content by Facebook and others, reportedly describing what’s happened as “a counter-strike against the global awakening.”

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