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Alex Jones, Yiannopoulos Respond to Facebook Ban

Right-wing figures and Louis Farrakhan, known for anti-Semitic comments, permanently banned

(Newser) - After years of pressure to crack down on extremist content, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban against hate and violence, the AP reports. The company also banned right-wing leaders Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, and Laura Loomer, along with... More »

Alex Jones: 'Psychosis' Made Me Say Sandy Hook Was a Hoax

Radio host said in deposition that he's since learned the truth is 'more in the middle'

(Newser) - Families of Sandy Hook victims aren't backing down going after Alex Jones for helping to spread conspiracy theories about the 2012 massacre, but now the radio host is offering up a new reason for his actions: He had a mental disorder. Per the Statesman , Jones gave a three-hour deposition... More »

Alex Jones to Be Deposed in Sandy Hook Suit

Ruling celebrated by plaintiff Mark Barden

(Newser) - Another loss for Alex Jones: The Infowars host must sit for a five-hour deposition by lawyers representing the families of Sandy Hook victims, who allege defamation over his claims that the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., was a hoax. Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis issued the blow on... More »

Alex Jones Loses Again

Families of Sandy Hook victims score another victory

(Newser) - Chalk up another one for Sandy Hook families. A Connecticut judge ruled Friday that six families of people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 can review legal documents of conspiracy peddler Alex Jones' website, InfoWars—which claimed the school shooting was a hoax, per ABC News . The ruling... More »

Alex Jones Sues PayPal

Payment processing site banned Infowars last month

(Newser) - Less than two weeks after PayPal banned Infowars, Infowars founder Alex Jones is suing the digital payment platform. PayPal said that the conspiracy-peddling website violated its policies by promoting "hate" and gave it 10 days to find an alternate payment processing platform. But Jones says PayPal is just biased... More »

PayPal Pulling Plug on Alex Jones' InfoWars

The site has 10 days to find an alternative payment platform

(Newser) - Another day, another digital banishment for Alex Jones and InfoWars. This time, it's PayPal, which informed InfoWars of the ban on Thursday, saying the site violated "acceptable use policy" by promoting "hate," The Verge reports. Among other digital platforms that have recently banned Jones—infamous for... More »

More Bad News for Alex Jones

This time, his Infowars app is removed from the App Store

(Newser) - Silicon Valley thwacked Alex Jones again when Apple permanently yanked his Infowars app from the App Store on Friday, the Verge reports. Apple had no comment but pointed Buzzfeed to its app guidelines, which forbid a whole host of content including "defamatory, discriminatory, or mean-spirited" material or anything "... More »

Alex Jones, InfoWars Banned From Twitter Permanently

Due to abusive behavior, the company says

(Newser) - Twitter has again suspended Alex Jones of InfoWars infamy. And this time it's permanent, CNN reports. "We took this action based on new reports of tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior police, in addition to the accounts' past violations," Twitter tweeted on Thursday... More »

Alex Jones, Marco Rubio Get Into It Outside Hearing

InfoWars host approached Rubio as he spoke with reporters

(Newser) - The biggest stars of Wednesday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing seem to be an empty chair and Alex Jones of InfoWars. The former was reserved for Google's leadership, which unlike Twitter and Facebook was a no-show. The latter got into it with Sen. Marco Rubio outside the hearing, which... More »

Sandy Hook Parents Ready for Trial After Alex Jones Ruling

A judge rejected his attempt to have the case dismissed

(Newser) - Alex Jones has lost the latest round of his legal battle against the parents of a murdered 6-year-old boy. A Texas judge rejected the conspiracy theorist radio host's attempt to have a defamation lawsuit from the parents of Noah Pozner, who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school... More »

Trump Calls Out 'RIGGED' Google Searches

President says online sites are biased against him and conservatives

(Newser) - President Trump was up early Tuesday with a two-part tweet calling out Google and other sites as biased against him specifically and conservatives in general. Trump said the views of those on the right were being suppressed, suggested this was illegal, and warned that this "very serious situation" will... More »

Alex Jones Called for 'Battle Rifles.' Twitter Called for a Suspension

For 7 days, Alex can't tweet, retweet, or like other posts on Twitter—a 'mild sanctioning' to some

(Newser) - The Twitter-Alex Jones saga continues. "We'll enforce [our rules]" if Jones breaks them, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised last week amid backlash on why the conspiracy theorist accused of hate speech is still afforded a platform on Dorsey's site, and it appears Twitter has followed through. The... More »

Twitter CEO Defends Alex Jones Decision, Gets Pushback

Jack Dorsey says it's up to journalists to refute conspiracy theorist's content

(Newser) - Alex Jones and his Infowars website have seen a crackdown this week from Apple, Facebook, Spotify , and YouTube, but Twitter still won't ban Jones' conspiracy-theory-laden content, which has been labeled by some of the other tech giants as "hate speech." CNN reports that on Tuesday, Twitter CEO... More »

Twitter Isn't Banning Alex Jones

But YouTube has joined Apple, Facebook in giving him the heave-ho

(Newser) - Twitter and its Periscope streaming platform haven't joined the Silicon Valley crackdown on what is being described as "hate speech" from Alex Jones and his InfoWars channel. Apple, Facebook, and YouTube all removed InfoWars content in what a tweet from the conspiracy theorist's channel called a "... More »

Apple Just Made Big Move Against Alex Jones

iTunes removes much of Infowars content

(Newser) - Alex Jones now has a lot more to vent about on his controversial Infowars network, but it will be harder for his fans to hear it. Apple removed five of six Infowars podcasts from iTunes, including the popular Alex Jones Show, reports BuzzFeed News . After the Apple decision, Facebook pulled... More »

So What Exactly Is 'Shadow Banning'?

Trump says White House will look into whether Twitter is treating conservatives unfairly

(Newser) - President Trump said Thursday the White House will look into complaints that Twitter is treating conservatives unfairly by limiting their voice on the platform. "Twitter 'SHADOW BANNING' prominent Republicans," he tweeted . "Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.... More »

Alex Jones: You Can't Sue, I'm Like Woodward, Bernstein

That's his new legal defense in lawsuit for spreading Sandy Hook conspiracy theories

(Newser) - Alex Jones of Infowars infuriated a lot of people by insisting repeatedly that the Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax . His defense in a defamation lawsuit might infuriate more: In a legal filing, Jones' attorneys liken him to none other than Woodward and Bernstein as a truth-seeker. "Bob... More »

Sandy Hook Families Fighting Back Against Alex Jones

The conspiracy theorist has repeatedly called the parents of the 20 dead children liars

(Newser) - Six families of victims killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and an FBI agent who responded to the scene are suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation, citing “a years-long campaign of abusive and outrageous false statements,” reports ABC . Jones, who operates the conspiracy site Infowars,... More »

Sandy Hook Parents Go After Alex Jones

2 defamation suits filed against him, Infowars

(Newser) - In the five years since the Sandy Hook shooting, Infowars host Alex Jones has repeatedly labeled the Sandy Hook massacre a hoax involving actors, ran a segment last April called "Sandy Hook Vampires Exposed," and accused CNN and Anderson Cooper of using a green screen to stage scenes.... More »

InfoWars Article on Parkland Put Man 'in Genuine Peril': Suit

24-year-old Massachusetts man suing Alex Jones, website for $1M

(Newser) - Nearly seven weeks after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one young man believes his life "remains in genuine peril"—but not from guns. Marcel Fontaine of Massachusetts has filed a $1 million defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars... More »

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