Facebook 'Unpublishes' InfoWars Pages as Social Media Companies Crack Down on Hate Speech

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Facebook has “unpublished” four pages belonging to InfoWars in a move that could financially devastate the conspiracy theory empire. Facebook is avoiding the word “ban,” since InfoWars can appeal the decision, unlike Apple’s recent move to ban InfoWars podcasts, something that’s understood to be permanent.

Facebook “unpublished” the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the InfoWars Page, and the Infowars Nightly News Page, which had together racked up millions of fans. Paul Joseph Watson, a British contributor to the InfoWars misinformation sites, has called the move a permanent ban, directly contradicting claims by Facebook that it’s a temporary decision.

What does it mean to “unpublish” a page from Facebook? Is it like deleting the pages? Not exactly. Facebook’s

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