Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Infowars website hacked - Not
The drama surrounding the Alex Jones censorship is now off the hook. Some of it is fishy, while some of it expresses valid concerns. We talked about Alex Jones and Infowars getting censored from Youtube and Facebook. Taking down a hateful video about refugees is one thing but deleting a complete profile is another.
Now Alex Jones is claiming the Infowars web site is under attack and has set up a few mirrors. We remember when Laila Yuile's blog and Twitter were hacked by corporate thugs impersonating Anonymous. When your site gets hacked you can't access it. In this case Infowars has a homepage up that links to various mirrors including one to donate money to their cause. If their website was down or hacked, they wouldn't be able to maintain a homepage that links to other mirrors. Well it's not down it's under attack. I see. Kinda.
They are currently operating a new website on a new domain called NewsWars.com. If they are able to post on that domain, there is no reason they can't change the DNS name servers on their Infowars domain to that new sever and operate Infowars from there. That's the fishy part.
One blog reader referred to Alex as controlled opposition. That's starting to make sense.
Right before Inforwars changed it's homepage it had breaking news about a controversial female Jewish blogger who had also been censored from Youtube. I saw the video. She was heckling candidates accusing them of being jihadists. It was hateful. Which is ironic because previously Alex Jones has been accused of being Anti Semitic.
Personally I think Alex has lost his mind. I'm not going to hate on Alex but I am going to hate on his hate. Alex was a truther as am I. I believe 9/11 was an inside job. Michael Moore doesn't yell as much as Alex but he is also a truther. In fact he was one of the first truthers back when we all thought he was crazy. When he implied 9/11 was an inside job in his movie Fahrenheit 9/11, that was too far fetched for most of us to believe at the time. Now we know better.
Alex Jones started off as a truther but has gone off on a bizarre tangent of hate. The purpose of 9/11 was to generate fear and hate. That same fear and hate is what Alex Jones is now selling and I'm sorry but I'm not buying it. I still believe 9/11 was an inside job.
One of the concerns that Alex has raised is the fact that Google has moved it's headquarters to Communist China. Well not their headquarters but they have opened up another office there.
The Post and Courier is reporting that "Ever since the Intercept revealed that Google has been secretly working with Beijing to build a censored search engine, code-named Dragonfly, the company has faced unprecedented public criticism and internal angst. Members of Congress and Google’s own employees are demanding explanations from an unusually silent leadership team led by chief executive Sundar Pichai, the reported mastermind behind Google’s multifaceted expansion into China, which includes partnering on artificial intelligence."
I can understand why Google would want to break into the Chinese market. I can understand why Google would in turn design them a censored search engine. Using that technology outside of China is a valid concern for all of us. The solution is simple: supply and demand. We really do need more than one search engine and more than one video sharing platform. If one company censors like the newspapers do, then we can change to another one that doesn't.
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Update: The Infowars web site is back up with no mention of the hack and Twitter has suspended Alex for seven days for posting a video that incites violence without deleting any of his tweets.