Alex Jones and his conspiracy theory empire InfoWars have officially been booted from Apple, Facebook and YouTube. But Twitter is one of the last big social media companies that has declined to ban Alex Jones. And Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his decision to allow Jones on the platform in a series of tweets yesterday.
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It's that time of year again when we look back at the photos and GIFs that went viral over the past 12 months. We did similar year-end round-ups in 2014, 2015, 2016 and I must say that 2017 was even weirder than usual. How so? There were so many fake images swirling around the internet that it was difficult to decide which ones to debunk.
Earlier this year, Twitter announced that it would finally be changing its moderation policies in what was popularly received as an acknowledgement how badly hordes of trolls, white supremacists and swastika-toting Pepes have overrun the site for years. The new guidelines (which Twitter has touted as simply a clarification of existing rules) go into effect on December 18 (US time), and include prohibitions on "hateful imagery and display names" as well as those who "use username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behaviour."
The world's largest video sharing platform has started rolling out measures to restrict the reach, visibility and profitability of "controversial religious or supremacist content". Is it working? Let's find out.
Less than 24 hours after neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer returned to the web, its domain registrar, DreamHost, claimed Anonymous hit it with a DDoS attack that put its 400,000 websites offline. Then, after inciting an attack on DreamHost, Daily Stormer moved its domain registration back to GoDaddy, the registrar that first booted the site off 10 days ago.
It's been a tumultuous week for America's leading neo-Nazi website, The Daily Stormer. Several web hosting companies have kicked Daily Stormer off their services, and now it appears that Cloudflare, the company that has long protected The Daily Stormer from DDoS attacks, has ended its business with the website too.