On this week’s If Then, Will Oremus and April Glaser discuss why a bunch of the big tech platforms—Facebook, YouTube, Apple—are suddenly banning the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his media empire Infowars. They also talk about the latest Wells Fargo foreclosure scandal where a computer glitch led to hundreds of wrongful foreclosures. The hosts are then joined by William Sommer, tech reporter with the Daily Beast who follows QAnon and other right-wing conspiracy theories closely. He’ll help us understand how this fringe thinking tumbled into mainstream attention.
Stories discussed on the show:
Don’t Close My Tabs:
- New York Times: Phone Calls From New York City Jails Will Soon Be Free
- New York Times: Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change
Podcast production by Laura Flynn.
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