Alex Jones has been suspended from Facebook for 30 days

by Abel Hampton July 28, 2018, 7:30
Alex Jones has been suspended from Facebook for 30 days

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been banned from Facebook for 30 days.

The videos have been removed and Infowars and Jones' pages "are close to being unpublished given recent community standards violations", Facebook said in a statement. After receiving complaints from Facebook users, four Jones videos were removed from the platform on Thursday. The action comes just days after YouTube pulled four Infowars videos and banned the outlet from livestreaming its shows for 90 days.

Hurt agreed with Carlson, saying CNN neglects to cover the alleged shadow-banning of conservatives going on on Twitter, but takes a celebratory tone over the fact that Jones and his fever swamp of conspiracy theories have run into hard times.

One of the videos featured Jones stating that Muslims were taking control over European countries, with another one of the videos comparing drag queens to Satanists.

It was not immediately clear which videos Facebook removed, but the spokesperson said that the company's community standards "make it clear that we prohibit content that encourages physical harm [bullying], or attacks someone based on their religious affiliation or gender identity [hate speech]".

US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been suspended from Facebook for bullying and hate speech and is close to having pages tied to him and his Infowars website removed from the platform, the social media network said on Friday. Jones recently falsely accused special counsel Robert Mueller of being a pedophile. Other people are notified that he is banned, the company said.

As a result, the pages remain up and other administrators can still post content to them.

Disclosure: Sean Hollister's wife works for Facebook as an internal video producer.

Jones has been widely criticized for promoting untrue, virulent hypotheses about tragic events like the 2001 terrorist attacks on World Trade Center in NY that killed almost 3,000 people and the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT that killed 26 students and staff. Asked by CNN how they can claim to be serious about tackling the problem of misinformation online while simultaneously allowing InfoWars to maintain a page with almost one million followers, company executives struggled to provide an answer. On Facebook, punishing the InfoWars host isn't the same as punishing the InfoWars page.


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