RESTON, VA -- Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement Monday in response to Facebook, Apple and Spotify removing "The Alex Jones Show" and other InfoWars content. In April, MRC released an extensive report detailing censorship by social media companies.
MRC President Brent Bozell:
"I don't support Alex Jones and what InfoWars produces. He's not a conservative. However, banning him and his outlet is wrong. It's not just a slippery slope, it's a dangerous cliff that these social media companies are jumping off to satisfy CNN and other liberal outlets.
This is part of a disturbing trend. In recent months top conservative congressman have been shadowbanned on Twitter. Pro-life and pro-gun posts and videos are often removed on several platforms. Liberal journalists even objected to one conservative outlet attending a meeting with Facebook. Several conservative organizations like Live Action, the NRA, and even the Christian satire site Babylon Bee have complained they had posts removed or censored.
Social media sites are supposedly neutral platforms, but they are increasingly becoming opportunities for the left and major media to censor any content that they don't like. The lack of transparency is also problematic, and, as of this release, Facebook, Apple and Spotify have provided no detailed explanation for the ban.
Conservatives are increasingly concerned that InfoWars is not the end point for those who want to ban speech. It's just the beginning. We are rapidly approaching a point where censorship of opposing voices is the norm. That's dangerous."