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 CTIA is America's top telcoms lobbying organization, and they're trying to kill AB1699, a proposed California law that would ban carriers from throttling firefighters' internet access, as Verizon did in 2018, then lied about, then launched a charm offensive to defend.
Amazon has been plagued by counterfeiters, fraudsters and crooks who use tactics like fake reviews to goose sales of their products; the company keeps cracking down on these activities, but despite using measures so broad that they destroy the livelihoods of legitimate sellers, Amazon is losing the war on crooked sellers.
$5 billion is about one month’s revenue for Facebook.
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