Infowars host Alex Jones frequently refers to himself as the “tip of the spear” fighting against the evil globalist empire, but the empire struck back this week after a coordinated effort emerged to de-platform Jones from popular social media corporations.
In total, Jones was kicked off of YouTube, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify, Stitcher, and Pinterest as Big Brother tries to unperson the controversial talk show host. The Orwellian nightmare is being thwarted though the free market, as millions of new people rally around Jones as consumer demand grows for his prohibited message.
“Infowars has had the highest traffic it’s ever had – 5.6 million new subscribers in the past 48 hours – and so has my radio show,”Jones said to the Daily Mail, referring to the combined number of people who have signed up for his newsletter and phone app since the purge.
This shows that rumors of Jones’ demise have been greatly exaggerated, as it will take more than corporate censorship to keep this big dog down. It may even strengthen his operation in the long-run, as the Streisand effect comes into play.
Wikipedia describes the Streisand Effect as follows:
The Streisand effect is a phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. It is an example of psychological reactance, wherein once people are aware that some information is being kept from them, their motivation to access and spread it is increased.
It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose 2003 attempt to suppress photographs of her residence in Malibu, California, inadvertently drew further public attention to it. Similar attempts have been made, for example, in cease-and-desist letters to suppress files, websites, and even numbers. Instead of being suppressed, the information receives extensive publicity and media extensions such as videos and spoof songs, often being widely mirrored on the Internet or distributed on file-sharing networks.
Not only is the establishment inadvertently drawing more attention to Jones’ message, they are also strengthening his credibility by suppressing him. They are proving his allegations of a global conspiracy to stifle free speech – that at one point sounded bogus and fantastical – to be undeniably true.
“Never persecute someone paranoid, lest you justify his paranoia,” Canadian pro-Western academic Jordan Peterson warned in a Twitter post.
Jones is feeling justified and exonerated these days as the conspiracy he has talked about for years is finally forced to come out of the darkness and into the light.