Alex Jones Just Claimed That 'Psychosis' Led Him to be a Sandy Hook Truther and People Aren't Buying It
After years of stating the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was staged, Infowars founder Alex Jones was sued by parents of victims.
The shooting, which took place in December 2012, claimed the lives of 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7 as well as six adult staff members.
Alex Jones Just Got in an Obviously Staged Fight on His Infowars Livestream, and People Keep Making the Same Jokes
Alex Jones Just Confronted Marco Rubio Outside a Senate Hearing and Things Got Super Awkward When Rubio Tried to Ignore Him
After years of violating the terms of service (TOS) agreements for Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Apple and Twitter, four of the five platforms finally removed Alex Jones and his Infowars content from their sites and banned him. Twitter—after a CNN expose gave examples of the many times Jones also violated their TOS—eventually gave both Jones and Infowars a brief suspension on their platform as well.
As a result of repeatedly violating the various platforms' terms of service, Jones got banned. And because Jones got banned, his revenue dropped drastically.
Earlier this month a slew of social media platforms including iTunes, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Pinterest, banned Alex Jones and his conspiracy theory promoting website InfoWars. While Jones claims it violates his right to free speech, the platforms bowed to mounting public pressure to enforce the requirements of each company’s own terms of service (TOS).
Twitter now joins them, at least temporarily.
Twitter's CEO Just Explained Why They Didn't Suspend Alex Jones's Account, and People Are Not Having It
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey provided an explanation for why Infowars personality Alex Jones's Twitter account had not been suspended despite his proclivity for hate speech and other violent rhetoric, but his claim that Jones "hasn't violated our rules" did not go over well.
"We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules. We’ll enforce if he does," Dorsey wrote.
Alex Jones Tweets 'We Are All Alex Jones Now' After Getting Banned by YouTube, and Twitter Is Dragging Him Hard
Yesterday, YouTube announced it was banning Alex Jones' Infowars channel from the social media platform. This comes on the heels of several privately owned media platforms banning his content for violations of their community standards.
In response, Jones tweeted frantically, claiming that he was being censored as part of a conspiracy of "big tech" to shut down conservative voices in advance of the 2018 elections.
YouTube announced on Monday that it is removing conspiracy theorist and alt-right darling Alex Jones's channel, leaving users who click on his videos with a message: "This account has been terminated for violating YouTube's Community Guidelines."