YouTube bans Alex Jones, following Facebook and Apple’s lead


/ Alex Jones in Cleveland in 2016. Brooks Kraft/ Getty Images Op-ed: Alex Jones is a crackpot—but banning him from Facebook might be a bad idea [Updated] While Jones has been widely criticized for spreading fake news—like “Pizzagate,” the completely baseless claim that senior Democrats were running a pedophile ring in the basement of a DC pizzeria—disseminating untrue information isn’t considered grounds for removing content from either YouTube or Facebook. Instead, both platforms have rules against hate speech, pornography, invasions of privacy, and other categories of questionable content. When Facebook banned Jones earlier today, it…

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