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Infowars' Alex Jones Is So Toxic Even Porn Sites Won't Host His Videos

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Dr. Katie Spalding

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clockAug 7 2018, 17:18 UTC

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It's been a great week for us Deep State Illuminati Big Chemtrail shills. Not only has the latest insane conspiracy theory turned out to be probably just a hoax, but now Alex Jones, owner of both the far right conspiracy website Infowars and an apparently infinite supply of anger, has finally been rejected by a host of social media platforms.

As of *checks watch* right now, the companies that have said "no thanks" are – take a deep breath – Google, Facebook, Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Spreaker, and, as of last night, YouPorn. Yes, you read that right – some things really are too nasty even for YouPorn.

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Jones, who believes juice boxes make children gay, lost his first foothold when Facebook took down the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the Infowars Page, and the Infowars Nightly News Page, The Verge reports. In a blog post explaining the move, Facebook said that the pages had been removed "for glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies" – but made it clear that the removal, and Jones's personal 30-day block from the site, were nothing to do with the spread of fake news, which, by the way, they're fine with.

In the same week, YouTube pulled four of Jones's videos, citing policies against child endangerment and hate speech – which makes sense considering the videos included two examples of hate speech against Muslims, one of hate speech against transgender people, and one video showing an adult man pushing a child onto the ground to, uh, "stop liberalism". After he then tried to promote his show on other YouTube pages, he was hit with a permanent ban from the video-sharing site, reports The Hill.

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Faced with this clear "attack on freedom", Jones reacted exactly as rationally as you'd expect from a man who is demanding the parents of a murdered elementary schooler pay him $100,000.

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Spotify got involved after he tweeted links to episodes of his show on the streaming site, prompting users to protest that the company still hosted the guy who brought us "the government is herding tornadoes to murder their enemies". Within two days of Jones publicizing his show, Spotify confirmed in a statement to Billboard that they would be removing episodes of Jones's podcast for violations of their policy on hate content.

Finally, Apple removed all but one of the conspiracist's podcasts, telling TechCrunch that the company "... does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users. Podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming." Womp womp.

Naturally, some of Jones's fans have been claiming this is an attack on the human rights of a free-thinking journalist, despite his own lawyers telling us that "no reasonable person" would believe what he says. Other commenters have wryly suggested that this cancellation is a false-flag, and Jones is merely a crisis actor.

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IFLScience has not reached out to Infowars for comment, because screw those guys.


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