The Liberal Attack on Our Right to Listen
Consider the saga of Alex Jones, the radio talk show host who manages the website Infowars.com. He is controversial, to say the least, having pushed various conspiracy theories. Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube all banned Jones, sharply restricting his ability to reach readers and listeners. Only Twitter did not delete him; CEO Jack Dorsey explained that Jones had not violated the company's terms of service. Instead of focusing on Jones, we should consider those who want to hear him. The tech giants are not just shutting him up. They are interfering with the right of Americans to listen to him. What is the value of free speech if others don't hear it?