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Zurawik on Alex Jones crackdown: Finally, digital giants showing some social responsibility

Zurawik on Alex Jones crackdown: Finally, digital giants showing some social responsibility

Finally, the giants of digital media are showing some social responsibility in cracking down on Alex Jones for violating their hate speech policies.

Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify have taken significant steps in recent days to punish the reckless conspiracy theorist and provocateur.

It is long overdue, but at least it is a step in the right direction in trying to regain control of a media ecosystem that has become polluted with misinformation, lies, propaganda, inflammatory rhetoric and hate.

The trouble with our media ecosystem is larger the Jones, of course. It starts at the top with a president who lies, slanders and stokes hate toward his enemies.

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