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Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 06, 2018 08:14AM
[www.wsj.com]

"Apple Inc. removed links from its podcast directory to content from controversial far-right site Infowars, thrusting the tech giant into the debate over how internet platforms should handle divisive or offensive content.

The iPhone maker said Sunday that it eliminated Infowars from its directory over the weekend for failing to comply with guidelines that are designed to create a safe environment for users, including prohibitions on “hate themes.”



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: August 06, 2018 08:50AM
What do the gay frogs think of this?
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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 06, 2018 10:42AM
About 10 years too late. As a nation, we need to stop enabling madmen and haters. Don't tell me 'free speech', they can certainly get up on a soap box at their own street corner and speak freely.
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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: max
Date: August 06, 2018 12:20PM
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cbelt3
About 10 years too late. As a nation, we need to stop enabling madmen and haters. Don't tell me 'free speech', they can certainly get up on a soap box at their own street corner and speak freely.

True dat, selected speech is the way to go.
No inconvenient ideas need to be heard.....




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One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."
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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 06, 2018 01:54PM
While not popular to hear (much less understood by the masses), Free Speech refers to the government not having the right to limit speech. Private companies can limit whatever they want. Just as a bookstore is not obligated to stock or sell any book, Apple has every right to choose what they want to put out as an app, podcast, or anything else.

I'm sure the far right is currently exploding in indignation, screaming censorship, calling for a boycott of Apple, and hitting iPhones with hammers. No one is stopping those affected from standing on a street corner, they just can't do it from Apples parking lot.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

"WE CALL BS!" -- Emma Gonzalez
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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: $tevie
Date: August 06, 2018 02:03PM
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Ombligo
No one is stopping those affected from standing on a street corner, they just can't do it from Apples parking lot.
Exactly! Apple is not obligated to share things that make them uncomfortable.



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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: bfd
Date: August 06, 2018 04:20PM
Yep. Sounds like the "free enterprise system" at work - regardless of the inconvenience to a few … if the gub'mint says they can't be heard, then we'll have a different discussion.

Of course, some would argue that Apple and a handful of other companies are the de facto gub'mint.

Or simply fake news.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/06/2018 04:22PM by bfd.
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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 06, 2018 10:23PM
Gone from google and youtube too
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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: max
Date: August 07, 2018 01:34AM
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Ombligo
While not popular to hear (much less understood by the masses),...
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$tevie
Exactly! Apple is not obligated to share things that make them uncomfortable.
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sekker
Gone from google and youtube too

Absolutely, we should applaud every demonstrations of the symbiotic, fascist cooperation between the State and Big Private Enterprise.

Your support is greatly appreciated and makes it possible.


Then, one day, the shoe will be on other foot....




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"We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."
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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 07, 2018 09:24AM
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max
Then, one day, the shoe will be on other foot....

Got a left wing conspiracy and hater in mind to ban?



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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: deckeda
Date: August 07, 2018 10:06AM
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$tevie
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Ombligo
No one is stopping those affected from standing on a street corner, they just can't do it from Apples parking lot.
Exactly! Apple is not obligated to share things that make them uncomfortable.

Yep, Infowars remains 100% free to do whatever it wishes.

C'ain't no "other shoe" drop, when the first one hasn't yet.
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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 07, 2018 01:11PM
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Speedy
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max
Then, one day, the shoe will be on other foot....

Got a left wing conspiracy and hater in mind to ban?

One would think that totalitarian total media control is okay with someone so huggie-boo with China.
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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: August 07, 2018 02:48PM
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Speedy
Got a left wing conspiracy and hater in mind to ban?

Sure:

The Washington Post
The New York Times
New York Daily New
The Los Angeles Times
The Mercury News
Chicago Sun-Times
Denver Post
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
USA Today
Boy's Life
Field & Stream
The Treetops Tattler
Highlights for Children...

..you have no idea how pervasive the Liberal Drive-by Lamestream MSM Media is!
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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: August 07, 2018 02:56PM
Another example of the intolerant left trying to silence conservative voices:

[www.huffingtonpost.com]
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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: deckeda
Date: August 07, 2018 08:56PM
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Lux Interior
Another example of the intolerant left trying to silence conservative voices:

[www.huffingtonpost.com]

Good article. HuffPo was the first to add a disclaimer to non-editorial stories about Trump, noting he regularly lies. Normalization is an insidious thing, wrapped in all sorts of crap.
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Re: Apple Removes Infowars From Podcast Directory
Posted by: max
Date: August 12, 2018 01:58PM
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Steve G.
One would think that totalitarian total media control is okay with someone so huggie-boo with China.

Like some white program director gutting black minority community programming from an upstate college radio station?....



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Speedy
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max
Then, one day, the shoe will be on other foot....

Got a left wing conspiracy and hater in mind to ban?


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Lux Interior
Sure:

The Washington Post
The New York Times
New York Daily New
The Los Angeles Times
The Mercury News
Chicago Sun-Times
Denver Post
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
USA Today
Boy's Life
Field & Stream
The Treetops Tattler
Highlights for Children...

Yep, anybody on the other side can label them anything they want.
That is prerequisite of power. It gives you a legal mechanism to make the label stick.
It just takes a little bit longer here, but you are quite willing to give them the tools to speed it up...

Look at the poor sucker labeled as a Kurdish terrorist....

[www.slate.com]




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"We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."
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