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Twitter to Alex Jones: Tweet away

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/08/18, 11:32 am

The CEO of Twitter defended late Tuesday his company’s decision not to ban Infowars’ Alex Jones the way other social media platforms have. Jack Dorsey explained that Jones had not violated Twitter’s terms of service. Dorsey said the company did not want to take “one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term, and adding fuel to new conspiracy theories.” Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, and Apple all have deleted accounts, videos, and podcasts of Jones’ in the past week.

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Facebook, others unfriend Infowars’ Alex Jones

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/07/18, 11:28 am

Social media platforms are cracking down on Infowars’ Alex Jones. Facebook announced Monday it had deleted pages belonging to Jones and suspended his account, while YouTube, Spotify, and Apple removed videos and podcasts he created. Jones’ followers consider him a journalist and commentator who tells stories the mainstream media ignore, while others call him a conspiracy theorist who incites violence. The social media platforms that banished him said he violated their terms of service for hate speech.

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Jordan Peterson’s spiritual appeal

Worldview | The Toronto professor may not be a born-again believer, but he’s fueling a resurgence of interest in Christianity
by Sophia Lee
Posted 8/06/18, 02:27 pm

Recently I wrote an article about three public intellectuals who are influencing the minds of young people: Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, and Dennis Prager. They’re three very different styles of thinkers. Peterson is a dour-faced, thinking-out-loud Jungian psychologist in Toronto who can pontificate about life’s inevitable sufferings for three hours. Shapiro is a barb-tongued, Orthodox Jewish pundit who led the Never Trump movement.

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