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Facebook, YouTube And Others Ban Alex Jones And InfoWars Content

The conservative pundit and conspiracy theorist confirmed the bans on Twitter.
Posted at 5:37 PM, Aug 06, 2018

Facebook took down four pages linked to InfoWars and its host, Alex Jones. 

The social media website announced the pages' removal Monday morning, saying they repeatedly violated its community standards. 

Facebook said it uses a strike system to track posts that warrant removal. If a person or page gets too many strikes, their accounts are temporarily blocked or permanently removed.

In the case of Jones, Facebook said users reported multiple posts from his pages, and it determined those posts violated its hate speech, bullying or graphic violence policies. So it took down the four pages and also suspended Jones' personal profile from Facebook for 30 days.

Jones is a conservative pundit and conspiracy theorist who has falsely claimed the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting was a hoax.  

Apple, Youtube and Spotify also recently banned content from Jones and his show InfoWars. He confirmed the bans on Twitter Monday, equating them to "censorship."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN