After an intense social media backlash, Roku has backtracked on its decision to allow the InfoWars channel on its service. In a tweet announcing the move, the streaming platform said that it had taken the decision after hearing from “concerned parties,” and that deletion of the channel should be completed shortly.
After the channel’s presence on the platform came to light, Roku initially sought to justify its decision by saying that it did not “curate or censor based on viewpoint.” While it said that it had policies to prevent content that is “unlawful, incited illegal activities, or violates third-party rights,” it said that InfoWars was not in violation of those policies.
After the InfoWars channel became available, we heard from…
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