Connect with us

National News

Alex Jones Banned by Major Social Media Platforms

The conspiracy theorist claims that “we are all Alex Jones now.”

Jessica Watson

Published

on

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars podcast have been banned and removed from Apple, Facebook, and YouTube after he was cited for repeated violations of hate speech regulations and for promoting violence.

Spotify has also made the decision to completely remove “The Alex Jones Show” from its platform.

On Sunday, Apple removed five of the six Infowars podcasts on its Podcast app, and released a statement after the ban saying, “Apple does not tolerate hate speech. We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions.”

Apple, however, did not remove his Infowars app from the App Store after it was introduced last month and have not given a statement as to why they allow the app to stay.  The Infowars app is the 33rd most popular app in Apple’s App Store, according to App Annie.

Jones and his Infowars podcast are known for being a right-wing site that gives out false information and crazy conspiracy theories such as his theory that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax and accused Sandy Hook families of faking their family members’ death.

Facebook and Youtube warned Jones previously about his hate speech and glorifying violence on his show that accumulating “strikes” by violating the services’ community standards.

The Alex Jones Channel Page, The Alex Jones Page, The Infowars Page, and The Infowars Nightly News Page were all  removed from Facebook on Monday after they suspended him last month for bullying policies.

“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,” according to a Facebook statement.

YouTube terminated a channel that had 2.4 million subscribers, which erases all past videos and restricts him from creating new ones.

On Monday Jones did a livestream, saying he is a victim of oppression and censorship.

He also tweeted that people should “Understand this: The censorship of Infowars just vindicates everything we’ve been saying. Now, who will stand against Tyranny and who will stand for free speech? We’re all Alex Jones now.”

Jumpstart a career doing something you are passionate about with one of College Media Network’s courses. Read about our current offerings, schedule and unique virtual learning environment here.

I attend the University of Alabama Birmingham and I am also a writer for a college women's magazine called Her Campus UAB. One of the proudest moments of my life was volunteering for Project Homeless in Birmingham. One thing I can't live without is Nextflix and one of my favorite shows is Stranger Things. When I am not watching Netflix, I like studying astrology and online shopping.

CMN Reports

National News4 days ago

Poll: Almost 40% of College and University Undergraduates Nationwide Favor Socialism

Socialism is slowly rising amongst college youth.

by , The Catholic American University
Employment2 weeks ago

California Bans Discrimination Based on Natural Hairstyles

The Golden State is combating discrimination based on appearance.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality3 weeks ago

The Supreme Court Determines the Fate of Political Representation

The country's high court determines the future of representation.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality2 months ago

Colorado Bans Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth

The Centennial State moves forward in progress for the queer community.

by , The Catholic American University
Government2 months ago

Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

The Prairie State advances towards cannabis legalization.

by , The Catholic American University
Government2 months ago

New Hampshire Becomes the 21st State to Abolish Capital Punishment

The Granite State makes a huge step towards criminal justice reform.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality2 months ago

Maine Bans LGBTQIA+ Conversion Therapy for Minors

The Pine Tree State further progresses in queer rights.

by , The Catholic American University
Election 20202 months ago

Elijah Manley: The Youngest Person to Ever Run for U.S. President

Meet the youngest person ever to run for U.S. president.

by , The Catholic American University

Most Read From CMN Writers

[]
1 Step 1
keyboard_arrow_leftPrevious
Nextkeyboard_arrow_right

Copyright © College Media Network