Creating Utopia The Podcast

The Alex Jones Ban

August 8, 2018

I don't support Alex Jones, but I support his right to speak. I don't think YouTube made the best decision for themselves and for everyone really – but I support their right to make it – whichever way they see fit. I also support whatever platform that picks Alex Jones up – and support whatever wave of dislike that follows – because that's what freedom is. YouTube can ban or reject anyone, just as any other entity can include and broadcast anyone they see fit. Freedom and fairness can be hard to adopt in every real world situation, especially those on the margins. But freedom is the goal, and fairness tends to be one of, if not the best rule to play by, if you want anyone to win, in any meaningful way.