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Connections: Should outlets be banned on Facebook and Twitter?

Aug 9, 2018

Facebook and other platforms have banned Alex Jones and Infowars, most famous for their claims that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. Jones is a huckster who has built an empire on obviously wrong conspiracy theories. But some critics say that social media companies need clear standards before banning; Twitter has decided to let Jones stay. Our guests debate the merits of bans on platforms that have become almost ubiquitous in modern life. Our guests:

  • Scott Malouf, attorney whose work focuses on the intersection of social media and the law
  • Mike Johansson, lecturer of communication at RIT