ALEX Jones and Paul Joseph Watson will take a free speech fight to Westminster to try to persuade UK politicians to stop tech giants ‘censoring’ right-wing content.
The Metro broke the story, the publication that regularly reports fake news on Tommy Robinson and the so-called ‘far-right said: “‘Facebook, Google and Twitter are using algorithms to automatically clampdown on right-wing publications as well as those which support Donald Trump.”
InfoWars added: “Social media has been silencing alternative voices online with algorithms that filter their content and users indiscriminately.
The latest form of censorship was Twitter automatically including users in a site-wide “Quality Filter Discrimination” shadowban which prevents anyone not already following them from viewing their tweets or denies people from viewing certain posts altogether with a “sensitive content” filter.
In many cases, there is nothing sensitive about the content Twitter is targetting, going so far as censoring simple mainstream stories posted by journalists it included on the shadowban.
Google and Facebook have used similar algorithms in the past to target alternative voices online on an arbitrary basis, without any chance to make an appeal.
InfoWars demand that Twitter, Facebook, and Google put an end to this form of censorship through continued congressional inquiries and a move towards a digital online rights act to secure free speech online.”
InfoWars is also calling for a new ‘Digital Rights Act’ to guarantee free speech on the internet.
Paul Joseph Watson, the British editor-at-large of InfoWars said: “Since social media platforms are now de facto becoming the Internet and have formed into monopolies, the argument that they are private companies who can behave with impunity is no longer a valid argument.”
“We demand congressional and parliamentary scrutiny. We demand a Digital Rights Act to secure free speech online.”