Facebook suspends Trump-supporting conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Facebook suspends Trump-supporting conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Facebook suspends Trump-supporting conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

In other words, other InfoWars admins can keep posting on pages within "The Alex Jones Channel" unless they, too, break Facebook's rules. "In this case, we received reports related to four different videos on the pages that InfoWars and Alex Jones maintain on Facebook", added the spokesperson.

"We reviewed the content against our community standards and determined that it violates [them]", Facebook told tech news site CNet.

Infowars ingrate Alex Jones has found a way to dodge the consequences of his YouTube strike.

"We apply our policies consistently according to the content in the videos, regardless of the speaker or the channel", said a spokesperson for Youtube on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, YouTube took down four videos uploaded to Jones' channel, which has 2.4 million subscribers, for violating its policies on hate speech and child endangerment. Jones has defended the videos on Twitter as being "critical of liberalism".

The social network enforces 30-days bans when multiple violations have been issued, Mashable reported. YouTube also removed four of Jones' videos, after the radio host used his channel to denounce Muslim immigrants to Europe and the creators of a transgender cartoon.

As a page administer, Jones had the strike applied to his personal account as well. "All four videos have been removed from Facebook".

It's the kind of step YouTube has yet to take against Jones.

Infowars did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment. In extreme theories, he has suggested that the September 11, 2001, attacks on NY and Washington were staged by the government. At the time, the company appeared unwilling to say Jones' content violated its policies. 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. "Now, I know we're supposed to think that Alex Jones is way more radical than Bill Maher, Michelle Wolf, or Rosie O'Donnell, but he's got a point of view, and CNN is trying to squelch his point of view".

Jones is perhaps best known for falsely claiming the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was staged by actors. However, the company will still remove content that incites violence.

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