It wasn't any one flare up that prompted so many platforms to ban Alex Jones. So why now?
77: Big Tech is a nation-state with a constitutional crisis
The dam finally burst last week as many of the internet's largest platforms, like Facebook, YouTube and Apple Podcasts, banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. His site, InfoWars, has gained legitimacy from President Donald Trump in recent years, even as it spews hate speech and tars Sandy Hook victims as government-employed "crisis actors." Notably, Twitter didn't join other Silicon Valley titans in banning Jones. We talked with St. John's University assistant law professor and Yale Law School fellow Kate Klonick about content policies at these big tech companies, how those policies are enforced and where we go from here.
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