YouTube removes Alex Jones' channel for violating its community guidelines


The InfoWars app is still available on the Apple and Google app stores. Among the podcasts, which were removed from Apples' iTunes directory, are the show "War Room" as well as the popular Alex Jones Show podcast, which is hosted daily by the prominent conspiracy theorist.

Both sites had already temporarily limited his publishing power, and Spotify showed itself ready to act against Jones when it removed some of his podcasts last week.

The companies that punished Jones said they did so because he violated their policies on hate speech.

As of early Monday, just one of the six Infowars programs once listed by Apple remained, RealNews with David Knight.

Jack Dorsey, Twitter's co-founder and chief executive, said in a series of messages posted Tuesday evening that the social networking service had not suspended accounts associated with Jones, 44, because he had not violated the company's policies.

Apple, meanwhile, recently joined Spotify, Facebook and YouTube in snubbing Jones' content.

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Even Pinterest and YouPorn have banned Jones and Infowars, but Twitter has decided against hopping on the bandwagon. "We'll enforce if he does", Dorsey tweeted.

Jones reacted to the news by tweeting a picture of himself holding a glass of champagne next to his app.

In a tweet Tuesday, WikiLeaks called out the unanimous ban of Jones' program as a suspicious move from the Silicon Valley giants.

Twitter/RealAlexJonesThe drive to keep Alex Jones off the major online platforms may have had some unintended consequences-at least temporarily. "We tried treating @reddit as a silo, and it was a huge mistake".

Meanwhile, YouTube also got in on the disciplinary action, removing some of Jones' videos and suspending his capacity to broadcast live for a considerable 90-day period.

InfoWars is notorious for spreading demonstrably false information and conspiracy theories on a host of issues. Angry parents of the children killed in the massacre have since filed a lawsuit against him, but the tipping point for social media platforms seems to have been a broadcast in which Jones appeared to threaten Special Counsel Robert Mueller while addressing the Russian Federation investigation.