Alex Jones, Infowars Kicked off Multiple Social Media Platforms

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August 6, 2018

Conspiracy website Infowars was kicked off multiple social media platforms Monday morning, with the sites citing the Alex Jones outlet's history of hate speech.

Facebook removed four Infowars videos and suspended Jones for 30 days last month after posting videos that violated its standards. At the time, the company hinted Jones and Infowars were "close to being unpublished given recent community standards violations."

But weeks later, Facebook went even further, banning Jones and several Infowars pages from the platform entirely.

In a press release Monday, Facebook explained that since the initial suspension, "more content from the same Pages has been reported to us — upon review, we have taken it down for glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies."

Soon thereafter, Jones and his podcast was banned by Spotify and five of the six Infowars podcasts were removed from Apple.

"Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users," an Apple spokesperson said in a statement. Spotify likewise indicated Jones fell afoul of its hate speech policy.

YouTube banned Jones in part because he attempted to circumvent a 90-day livestreaming ban, Polygon reported. "When users violate [our] policies repeatedly, like our policies against hate speech and harassment or our terms prohibiting circumvention of our enforcement measures, we terminate their accounts," the Google subsidiary said in a statement.

Jones, who faces lawsuits for claiming the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax and the grieving parents were "crisis actors," insisted Monday that he was the victim of "communist censorship."

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