After Facebook and iTunes take downs, The Alex Jones YouTube channel is now gone
🎵 And the bans keep coming, coming, and coming coming and coming… 🎵
Following reports early Monday morning that Apple had removed five out of six of Alex Jones’ iTunes shows, more news is coming in regarding removals on Facebook. Now, it is being reported that media powerhouse YouTube has removed The Alex Jones’ channel from the platform.
While we’re sure to see many varying opinions and posts on this matter, the removal comes after Jones attempted to circumvent a previous strike to his YT channel by livestreaming on another account. That goes against the Terms-of-Service that all users agree to when signing up for the service. The first strike was due to breaking both hate speech and child endangerment guidelines set forth by YouTube.
In a statement to CNBC, a Google spokesperson relays the following,
All users agree to comply with our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines when they sign up to use YouTube. When users violate these policies repeatedly, like our policies against hate speech and harassment or our terms prohibiting circumvention of our enforcement measures, we terminate their accounts.
That previous strike on YouTube resulted in four videos being taken down. Once that happened, the floodgates were opened, and suspensions and bans for Jones started popping up across social platforms, including Facebook, iTunes, and Spotify.
You can still go to the YouTube page for The Alex Jones channel, but if you try to click on a video you’ll get hit with the stock “This account has been terminated for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines” message.
I’m sure we’re in for a wild ride.
What do you think? Is this fair or are the social platforms on a mission? Let us know below.
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