For the past week, you’ve done nothing but work, secluded from the world while the rest of us had an amazing time laughing at hilarious videos and enjoying everything else the internet has to offer. Well, now it’s your turn. These are 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web and we’re about to give you a glimpse of everything you’ve missed out on. And seriously…it was a lot. From the Alex Jones’s InfoWars getting banned from iTunes to Idris Elba potentially playing the role of James Bond, there’s something here for everyone. This is Link25 (307) – The Asbestos Is Back Edition.
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YouTube, Facebook, and Apple’s ban on Alex Jones, explained
In the past few days, Facebook, Apple, YouTube, and Spotify booted from their platforms podcasts, pages, and channels that belong to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars website — one of the biggest purges of popular content by internet giants in recent memory. Jones and his various sites are leading purveyors of violent and sometimes racist (and anti-Semitic) conspiracy theories. The tech companies say they blocked Infowars not because of the conspiracy theories, but because, in Spotify’s words, Infowars “expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics.” (Click image to continue the article)
Seems applicable to Alex Jones right about now...
New 'Star Trek' reboot starring Patrick Stewart is CBS' latest All Access offering. But who's the audience?
CBS’ small screen “Star Trek” revival continues. At this year’s Star Trek Las Vegas convention, actor Patrick Stewart, star of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (henceforth “TNG”), made a surprise appearance to announce there was a second “Star Trek” series coming to CBS’ All Access streaming service. Reprising his role as the wise and steady Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the new show will be a sequel, set 20 years after the final “TNG” movie installment (2003’s “Star Trek: Nemesis.”) (Click image to continue article)