In one case, Neil Heslin sued Jones and other defendants for defamation in 2017 for statements made on Jones' Infowars
website that Heslin was lying when he recalled holding his son's body after the shooting.
The result has often been haphazard enforcement of policies: Facebook removed pages associated with Jones and his Infowars
website starting last year, but left up his personal profile, for example.
Jones and his media outlet InfoWars
had previously been banned from Facebook (FB) in August 2018, but had maintained a presence on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.
Multiple extremist figures, including Infowars
' Alex Jones and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, have been banned from Facebook and Instagram.
On Blue Sky Day, Brown references jet planes making chemtrails, a sentiment that would appear more at home on Infowars
, rather than on one of his records.
A spin doctor who suppressed America's use of controversial weapons in Iraq is the latest figure revealed as a key player in a Government-funded infowars
unit exposed by the Sunday Mail.
Last week's controversy over Roku's offering of Infowars
, the channel belonging to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, highlighted the danger to companies of serving as conduits for lies.
The White House video, apparently made by a contributor to the conspiracy-peddling website Infowars
, speeds up the movement of Acosta's arms as the unidentified aide grabs at the mic during a heated conversation between the reporter and Trump.
Internet giants Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, and Twitter last month purged accounts of far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, founder of the Infowars
We're pretty sure we know why Infowars
was suspended, but in many cases the decisions are far more opaque.
But the conversation gets thornier when we start talking about, say, Alex Jones' InfoWars
, which was summarily booted from most of the major platforms in August.
While violence against white farmers has declined in recent years, many far-right figures, including the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, believe that white South Africans are in danger of being "wiped out." Jones compared the elected government of South Africa to Hitler during an episode of his show "InfoWars
" broadcast several hours before Trump's tweet.
But in a video posted Wednesday to the Twitter account of Jones' "Infowars
" show, Jones said the company suspended him and may shut him down completely because he violated its rules by posting a "video I shot last night saying (President Donald) Trump should do something about the censorship of the internet."
And it's in part because of his behaviour towards these real victims that the internet's big names have taken action against Alex Jones and his Infowars