Following up on our earlier story about Roku re-platforming Alex Jones and Infowars, it looks like Roku got so much criticism from users, they've reversed course and will remove the Infowars app.
That didn't take long, but it shouldn't have happened in the first place.
Alex Jones is a Sandy Hook exploitation grifter, and basically makes money by screaming and publishing hateful, racist things, all of which have real-life consequences for other people. He is a bad dude.
“A Roku spokesperson tells me that after it heard from 'concerned parties,' the company determined it should remove the InfoWars app,” CNN's Oliver Darcy tweeted this evening.
Roku said “Deletion from the channel store and platform has begun and will be completed shortly.”
The letter from 4 senators was addressed to Zhang Yiming, founder and CEO of TikTok owner ByteDance.
“Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen.”
Apple says it is planning to reopen more than 100 US retail stores this week, and that because the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, most locations will only offer curbside or storefront service.
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