Infowars has been under pressure for the last few days due to a combination of content removal on YouTube, strikes for hate speech policy violations, and a freeze on their Facebook account. On YouTube, channels that receive three strikes within three months are terminated.
A mere matter of days after InfoWars founder Alex Jones received yet another YouTube strike - but wasn't banned - he's been hit with a 30-day block on Facebook.
Earlier this month, CNN's "Senior Media Reporter" Oliver Darcy actively lobbied Facebook to remove InfoWars from its platform, claiming that the site is "notorious for spreading demonstrably false information and conspiracy theories on a host of issues". When a page gets a certain number of strikes (Facebook did not provide a specific number), the page is unpublished.
"We reviewed the content against our community standards and determined that it violates [them]", Facebook told tech news site CNet.
"Our community standards make it clear that we prohibit content that encourages physical harm (bullying), or attacks someone based on their religious affiliation or gender identity (hate speech)", Facebook said in a statement.Читайте также: Heritage: Zero-tariff agreement with European Union a good 'first step'
Facebook has published a blog post about its content reviewers.
The suspension comes soon after Facebook was criticised for not taking action against InfoWars and Mr Jones who has repeatedly claimed that the 9/11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government.
Those four videos have since been removed from Jones' channels.
Carlson's comments about CNN in particular appear to reference a series of reports that were published by CNN, and which seemed meant to shame Facebook and YouTube for monetizing Infowars content. CNN simultaneously reported on companies who served ads on Infowars-produced content.
More than 2.4 million people subscribe to Mr Jones's channel on YouTube.
Facebook enforce 30-day bans in the case of multiple violations. Families of Sandy Hook victims have filed lawsuits against Jones for defamation.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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