Joe Scarborough Blasts Facebook for Refusal to Ban ‘Filth and Garbage’ From Alex Jones: ‘This is Not Hard!’
On Wednesday, Morning Joe ripped into Facebook for their refusal to permanently ban Infowars chief Alex Jones from the platform.
The subject came up during a discussion on how Facebook recently took down more than 30 accounts that were identified as part of a political influence campaign. This moved into a conversation about whether Facebook has a responsibility to do more about the gross content people like Jones push through social media.
Eventually, Joe Scarborough moved to rip Facebook for its commercial rebranding campaign, even as they refuse to permanently ban Jones after he called for Robert Mueller to be shot and accused the special counsel of child rape.
“I haven’t seen that on Facebook’s cute 30-second ads of late,” Scarborough said. “If they want to be honest with the American people for once, if they’re going to put this filth and garbage on their platform, they need to put that in a 30-second commercial, or we’ll do it for them.”
Willie Geist followed up by asking what argument can Facebook really make to give a platform for Jones after his years of spreading Sandy Hook trutherism and other conspiracy theories. Scarborough pounced on this by invoking a New York Times article which noted that one of the families who lost their child in the Newtown Massacre had to move seven times because they keep getting stalked and harassed by Jones’ deranged fans.
“This is not hard!” Scarborough said.
As it were, Jones will be off Facebook for several more weeks since his accounts were recently frozen for hate speech policy violations.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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