YouTube Takes Down InfoWars Again


We've written about InfoWars many times - it's the Far Right ''Christian'' YouTube Channel which fronts for White Supremacy and Conspiracy Theories - including the last time Alex Jones was kicked off YouTube.

Any way Infowars briefly returned to YouTube Wednesday - a day after YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki invited "offensive" content back onto the site in a letter to creators - before being removed from the platform again on Thursday.

Susan Wojcicki had written ...
Without an open system, diverse and authentic voices have trouble breaking through. I believe preserving an open platform is more important than ever. A commitment to openness is not easy. It sometimes means leaving up content that is outside the mainstream, controversial or even offensive.
Her full communication is here.

In the first video uploaded to the channel, "War Room" host Owen Shroyer reportedly read a portion of Wojcicki's letter in a video titled “Breaking! YouTube CEO says ‘Alex Jones’ and ‘Infowars Ban Is Over,'” according to Vice. (Of course, she said no such thing, as InfoWars were not mentioned, referring instead to all creators)

And then the channel was removed Thursday. For breaking YT's Terms and Conditions. Again.

A YouTube spokesperson stated ...
We’re committed to preserving openness and balancing it with our responsibility to protect our community. This means taking action against channels that continue to violate our policies.
Infowars, and channels associated with it, was originally kicked off of YouTube last year for “violating YouTube’s community guidelines.” That decision came amid a push to deplatform InfoWars founder and internet radio host Alex Jones from sites like Facebook, Spotify and Twitter.

Alex Jones reacted in his usual fashion.



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