‘Survival of our democracy’ depends on banning sites like InfoWars, Dem senator says

 | Caitlin Yilek 08/07/2018 9:43 AM MDT
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Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is calling on other tech companies to ban more sites like InfoWars, and says the survival of American democracy depends on it.

“Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it,” Murphy tweeted Monday.

Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it.

— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 6, 2018

 

In an earlier tweet, Murphy reasoned that private companies “shouldn’t knowingly spread lies and hate.”