Roku Picks Up Right-wing Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Months After Other Platforms Drop Him

Streaming service Roku has added right-wing conspiracist and provocateur Alex Jones' Infowars show to its content lineup just months after several major streaming and social media sites banned him from their platforms.Apple, Spotify and Facebook all banned Alex Jones from hosting his content on their sites. Jones' conspiracy-laden rants and penchant for spreading false news was met with increasing pressure in 2018, when his actions were deemed contradictory to the terms of service of many of the platforms hosting him.The revelation that InfoWars had been added to Roku's streaming lineup emerged first on Twitter when the Sleeping Giants account shared a screenshot of someone's interactions with Roku, according to a report from Digiday.  Continue reading...

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