YouTube Slaps Infowars With Another Strike, Termination Warning

Infowars founder Alex Jones was hit with yet another strike on his YouTube channel on Tuesday for violating the site’s community guidelines, while four videos have been removed from his channel which has 2.4 million subscribers, according to The Verge

While YouTube removed four videos, they were bundled together into a single strike due to a quirk in how the system manages violations. Creators are asked to acknowledge strikes the first time they log in following one of their videos being removed. If more than one video receives a strike, they can be “bundled” into a single violation.

The offending videos do not include Jones’ threatening rant about Robert Mueller, which stirred a controversy earlier this week after it was posted on Facebook. That video does not appear to have been uploaded to YouTube. –The Verge

YouTube’s community guidelines say that if an account receives two strikes in a three-month period, it will not be able to upload content for two weeks. If three strikes are given within three months, the account will be terminated. Meanwhile, Jones won’t be able to broadcast live for 90 days, when the current strike expires. 

Two of the removed videos reportedly contained hate speech against Muslims, a third against transgender people, and a fourth featured Jones mocking a child who was gently pushed to the ground by an adult man, before the kid begins shrieking for his life titled: How to prevent liberalism

All four videos are still posted to Infowars and Facebook, for example, the one “mocking” a whiny kid who gets a taste of his own medicine. 

The Alex Jones Channel received a strike in February over a video suggesting that the survivors of the Parkland school shooting were coached and given lines for interviews with various media outlets following the Valentines Day massacre which left 17 dead.

The video was removed for a violation of YouTube’s “harassment and bullying” policy. It revolved around this clip of Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, who appeared to be having trouble remembering his account of the shooting. 

Earlier this week, Infowars sparked controversy over a video in which Jones slammed Special Counsel Robert Mueller, accusing him of covering up sex crimes by convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.  

“I mean, Mueller covered up for a decade for [Jeffrey] Epstein kidnapping kids, flying them on sex planes, some kids as young as seven years old reportedly, with big perverts raping them to frame people,” Jones says in the video, referring to billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was convicted of sex crimes after being accused of soliciting multiple teenage girls as young as 13. –The Hill

“Mueller is a monster, man,” Jones continues in the video. “People say, ‘Well, God, aren’t you scared of him?’ I’m scared of not manning up. I’m constantly in fear that I’m not being a real man, and I’m not doing what it takes, and I’m not telling the truth.”

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Author: Tyler Durden