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Connecticut Senator Cheers Facebook, YouTube and Apple For Removing Infowars

By  Hank Berrien

On Monday, after it was announced that Apple, Facebook, and YouTube all decided to remove content from Infowars, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CN), who apparently has problems with the First Amendment, delightedly tweeted his approval:

As The Daily Wire noted, “Apple removed five out of six of Jones’ podcast streams, including The Alex Jones Show. Facebook and Google did the same, with Facebook dumping four pages controlled by Jones, and Google removing the Alex Jones Channel.”

In 2013, Murphy and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) proposed a constitutional amendment to restrict free speech. As UCLA professor Eugene Volokh noted:

The proposed amendment would authorize Congress, states, and local governments to, for instance, (1) restrict what most newspapers publish, (2) restrict what most advocacy groups, such as the ACLU, the Sierra Club, and the NRA, say, (3) restrict what is said and done by most churches, and (4) seize the property of corporations without just compensation. (It might also allow restrictions on the speech of unions, depending on whether they are seen as “corporate entities.”)

Murphy doesn’t just have problems with the First Amendment; he has serious issues with the Second as well:

According to his website, Murphy favors “universal background checks, cracking down on straw purchasers and illegal weapon sales, and limiting access to high-capacity magazines and military-style assault weapons.” He wants to implement “legislation to close loopholes in our background check system; to make it illegal for those on the FBI terror watch list to buy a gun; to end the ban on gun violence research at the Center for Disease Control; to encourage licensing requirements for handgun purchases; and to help keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.”

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