Facebook Removes 4 Pages From InfoWars and Alex Jones

Facebook has removed four pages associated with InfoWars and its controversial founder Alex Jones for repeated violations of its policies.

The social media platform said in a statement Monday that it had “unpublished” the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the InfoWars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page.

Facebook removed four videos from the pages last week after determining that they violated its hate speech and bullying policies. It also suspended the personal profile of Jones.

The company said Monday that more content from the pages had since been reported, and it had decided to remove them for “repeated violations of community standards and accumulating too many strikes.”

“Upon review, we have taken it down for glorifying violence … and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies,” said Facebook.

Related: Facebook suspends personal profile of InfoWars founder Alex Jones

The pages displayed the following message when accessed Monday: “Sorry, this content isn’t available right now.”

InfoWars did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent outside business hours. Facebook said the page administrators would be able to appeal its decision.

In the absence of an appeal, or it the appeal fails, the pages will be permanently deleted.

InfoWars is notorious for spreading demonstrably false information and conspiracy theories on a host of issues. It has suggested that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, and that the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job orchestrated by the US government.

For weeks, Facebook has suffered a public relations crisis over how it handles misinformation and false news on its platforms. The company said the removal of the four pages on Monday was unrelated.

“While much of the discussion around InfoWars has been related to false news … none of the violations that spurred today’s removals were related to this,” it said in a statement.

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Facebook is not the only social platform to take steps against InfoWars. BuzzFeed News reported on Sunday that Apple had removed five podcasts associated with InfoWars from iTunes and its podcast app.

“Apple 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,” it said in a statement provided to BuzzFeed News.

“Podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming. We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions.”

Apple confirmed the accuracy of its statement to CNN.

8 comments

  • Penn Deutsch

    It’s all theater, Jones was always a controlled opposition. Trust me, he was Stratfor CIA connected.

    • beekeeper

      Not to suggest I don’t don’t trust you, because I absolutely do, but what are your sources of information on this?

      • Penn Deutsch

        I can’t tell you my sources, I do private investigations and independent journalism. I found this out many years ago about because anybody who’s not mentioning Jewish involvement behind all of the Communist Fascism and constantly yells “NAZI NAZI NAZI” is guilt of it themselves & this should immediately throw up a RED FLAG. There are many shady people behind AJ and many MOSSAD opperatives such as Corsi, Pieczenik who’ll tell you 1/2 truths but never mention who’s really behind it all & on the lower level you’ll names such as Molly Maroney. This is all happening because pedophilia investigations that are leading back to many politicians such as Clinton and Trump because the words Jewish, Catholic, Communism, Freemason, Israel all lead you to one place if you’ve noticed? It’s also hot right now because Aliyah is in full swing, everyone knows ISIS is Israeli and did 911, JFK, Lincoln, ect. Jews (The UN) want your guns, nobody died at Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT (where Bruce Jenner grew up) which is all on the same Ley Line as NYC, Filthadelphia, Baltimore, Charlotte NC, Atlanta, New Orleans down to Teotihuacan, Mexico/The Temple of The Sun. They know “The Goyim” are awake, now is all you really need to know is what “I Pet Goat 2” is telling you about the next and final attack. I hope you’re enjoying the show, because the WWF, is now WWE which is WW3. P.S. I’d have a mask, NBC suit, a Geiger counter, 18 months of food stored and know The Blue Ridge is written about in The Book and all you’ve got to do is survive the fallout, prepare for the population reduction und Uber Alles, Merken: “der Allm├Ąchtige hat dem Faulen nie geholfen…

    • beekeeper

      Our forefathers didn’t provide that right. They recognized that it was a right, and prohibited government from ever violating that right. But this has nothing to do with Facebook’s business decisions.

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