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.”
I've written about Up & Go before: that's the worker-owned co-op of home cleaners in New York City that has built a version of the on-demand economy that keeps the convenience but jettisons the predatory capitalists, and as a result, is able to pay its workers $25/hour.
The popular fried chicken sandwich fast food chain Chick-fil-A has long been targeted by pro-human-rights groups for aligning with hate and homophobia.
“Yet another delay” in the Trump administration’s threatened U.S. ban on China’s Huawei technologies, Colin Lecher reports at The Verge.
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