The Alex Jones Situation Was Handled Poorly By the Press and the Tech Companies

The tech companies and the press need to do better or they will incentivize activists pushing for more bans.

I do not want to single out any reporters as I don't think any of them is actually malicious or bad at what they do.…

That sounds an awful lot like crowing about being an activist. In fact, it seems there has been an operation by reporters -- not coordinated, but operating as a herd -- to target Alex Jones and drive him off various platforms. They have used the Sandy Hook trial to do so. But in the past year we have seen numerous people lose jobs because of sustained harassment from and badgering by reporters. In some cases, it was people only ancillary to stories being covered, including a WWE employee whose significant other happened to be a Twitter troll.