Facebook finally suspends Alex Jones and Infowars for hate speech

2017 'Infowars' host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin Texas

The suspension follows action by YouTube this week which saw four videos removed from the InfoWars channel.

Upon reviewing Jones' content, Facebook found four videos in violation of its Community Standards - and they have each been removed, the spokesman told the outlet.

According to Facebook, the company received reports related to four different videos on the pages that Infowars and Alex Jones maintain on Facebook. That means no one with access to The Alex Jones Channel can live stream from that channel for 90 days. If Jones receives two more strikes during that period, YouTube will terminate his account. While the social network may further clarify this incident, it remains unclear what does and doesn't violate the social network's content guidelines - especially after it decided just days ago that Jones' rant accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of pedophilia could stay on the platform.

Facebook has published a blog post about its content reviewers. Surprisingly, this is the first warning for the Infowars page.

YouTube has given Jones' channel multiple strikes before-after three strikes, the site will ban a user permanently-but after three months, a strike expires. YouTube said the video had violated its policies around harassment and bullying.

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Back in February, he reportedly received a YouTube strike for a conspiracy theory video about the Parkland, Fla. high school shooting.

InfoWars is an organization notorious for spreading demonstrably false information and conspiracy theories on a host of issues, including suggesting that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, and that the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job orchestrated by the United States government.

This month, at a press event in NY about Facebook's efforts to combat misinformation and false news, a reporter from CNN questioned company executives about why Infowars was still allowed to have a Facebook account.

According to CNET's report, a Facebook spokesperson said that Jones' page "faces a permanent ban from the site" if he and his other admins continue to break Facebook's rules.

We think Facebook probably got this one right. Those claims have resulted in harassment directed at Sandy Hook families and supporters. Later, the company said it would remove, rather than down-rank, misinformation that could lead to physical violence.

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