Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Locked Out from Facebook and YouTube

Written by Nitish Singh
Last updated July 12, 2021

Controversial social figure Alex Jones is facing strict action from YouTube and Facebook due to his recently uploaded videos. Jones will not be able to upload any new videos on the Infowars channel for the next 90 days. YouTube issued a strike against his account over four videos that did not abide by Google’s guidelines for uploaded content.

Facebook has blocked him from posting any content as an admin on any Facebook page for 30 days for the same reasons as YouTube. A spokesperson from the social media company revealed “We remove content that violates our standards as soon as we're aware of it. In this case, we received reports related to four different videos on the Pages that Infowars and Alex Jones maintain on Facebook.”

Jones is an admin for multiple pages and often stirs up controversy with his content surrounding conspiracy theories. If he receives more strikes on YouTube or breaches Facebook’s Community guidelines, his social media profiles may be banned permanently.

While Facebook or YouTube did not provide details on what content was removed, many internet users were able to identify and re-upload the content. Surprisingly, a video that shows Jones pretending to shoot special prosecutor Robert Mueller has not been removed on Facebook. The social media platform revealed that despite the video stirring up a lot of controversies, it did not breach any community guidelines.

Jones has often been criticized for promoted virulent hypotheses of tragic events including school shootings and terrorist attacks. With both social media platforms trying to curb misinformation and hate speech, it was only a matter of time conspiracy theorists would be shut down by the platforms.

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