Jones has asked to appear in front of a Congressional hearing to
defend his right to free speech and expose the horrific
precedent Big Tech has set by banning Infowars.
In a series of tweets, the radio
host demanded his right to respond to Democrat lawmakers who have
been lobbying Facebook and Google to ban Infowars for months.
“I respectfully ask Congress to
allow me to face my accusers,” he tweeted. “There have been
multiple hearings where the banning of Infowars has been discussed
& lobbied for by Democrats. Now it’s happened. I want to
attend an open session where I am allowed to defend my right to
Jones is referring to hearings
last month during which Democratic Congressman Ted Deutch
(D-FL). demanded Facebook
shut down Infowars.
At a hearing last year,
Democratic Congressman Mike
Quigley also pressured Twitter to remove Infowars
content, a request with which they complied.
Jones also demanded his right to
“not to be ‘unpersoned’ by giant corporations who act like
monopolies” and to “expose how this is all about moving towards a
Communist Chinese-style ‘social credit score’ dystopia.”
“It’s the height of hypocrisy for
CNN to claim Infowars engages in “bullying,” tweeted Jones. “We
don’t send camera crews to doxx and harass old ladies outside
their homes like CNN did. We don’t threaten to doxx people who
create memes like CNN did,” he added, referring to when a CNN film
crew showed up at a Florida woman’s home to accuse her of “Russian
A Florida woman who ran a Trump supporters page that unwittingly promoted a Russian-coordinated event on Facebook says she doesn’t believe that she was influenced by Kremlin-linked trolls http://cnn.it/2EHVPpE
“The media was weaponized mob
outrage to silence “offensive” speech,” tweeted Jones. “CNN has
led a lobbying campaign to shut down a competing network. This
isn’t journalism, this is activism. In Russia, the government
shuts down the media, in America, giant corporations take on that
He went further, accusing the
network of promoting wars that have killed millions of people.
“CNN accuses Infowars of
glorifying violence. How many wars did CNN glorify? Your chief
national security analyst advocated the invasion of Libya,”
tweeted Jones in reference to a 2011 article by
Peter Bergen which argued for military intervention.