‘Survival of Our Democracy’ Depends on Banning More Sites like InfoWars, Dem Senator Says

‘Survival of Our Democracy’ Depends on Banning More Sites like InfoWars, Dem Senator Says

One U.S. senator is calling for Silicon Valley to censor websites that engage in “lies and hate,” saying that the ‘survival of our democracy‘ depends on tech giants removing more sites like Infowars.

“Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it,” Murphy tweeted Monday.

The senator was referring to the conspiracy website Infowars being removed off Facebook, YouTube, Apple and Spotify Monday morning. The tech companies cited Alex Jone’s ‘history of hate speech’ as the reason for the removal.

“I know Facebook and Apple and YouTube have gotten so big they sometimes seem like the government. But they aren’t,” Murphy said in an earlier tweet. “They are private companies that shouldn’t knowingly spread lies and hate. They took a good first step today by removing Infowars.”

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