Jul 27, 2018
Facebook stops InfoWars host posting for 30 days
Facebook has imposed a 30-day suspension on Alex Jones - founder of the InfoWars conspiracy theory site. Mr Jones is banned from using his account for 30 days for posting videos that Facebook said broke its community standards. The social network told CNet that the Alex Jones Channel on Facebook was close to the threshold which would see it shut down and deleted. 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 US government. As well as taking down the videos, the InfoWars YouTube channel has been hit by a penalty known as a "Community strike", which stops it broadcasting live for 90 days.
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