Roku Furiously Backpedals After Briefly Saying It Would Allow Infowars Channel

Alex Jones in September 2018.Photo: Jose Luis Magana (AP) Alex Jones, chief of noxious conspiracy website and suspicious supplement sales front Infowars, was kicked off most of the web’s biggest platforms last year amid legal battles over his alleged harassment and defamation of mass shooting survivors’ families: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Apple, Spotify, and Pinterest, to […]

Roku now deleting Infowars from its platform after customer outcry

Roku is deleting the Infowars channel from its platform, a couple days after adding it as a supported channel. In a tweet, Roku said after the channel became available, “we heard from concerned parties and have determined that the channel should be removed from our platform. Deletion from the channel store and platform has begun and […]

InfoWars has a platform again, thanks to a new Roku channel

ASSOCIATED PRESS Last year, amid heated criticism over the conspiracy theories it spread about events like the Parkland, Florida and Sandy Hook school shootings, InfoWars — along with owner Alex Jones — started to its see reach diminished as one by one, platforms began to remove its content from their services. But now, months after […]

Roku explains why it allowed Infowars on its platform

Roku has just made a bad decision with regard to its growing advertising business by associating its brand with the toxic conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. As Digiday first reported this morning, Roku has chosen to add the Infowars live show hosted by Jones to the Roku platform as a supported channel, much to the disgust […]

Sling TV debuts free streaming option on Roku

Sling TV Sling TV is trying a new way to reach potential users with a free option of its streaming platform. Through a “browse as guest” option, newcomers to Sling will be able to check out episodes from some shows (including Billions, Shameless and Ray Donovan) at no cost, though it seems only one episode […]