Mark Zuckerberg personally engaged in banning Alex Jones from Facebook


Sarah Tew CNET

But not to broadcast to thousands on Facebook or Apple podcasts or Spotify or YouTube, all privately operated platforms ostensibly dedicated to encouraging the (at least reasonably) civil exchange of ideas.

A Vimeo spokesperson told Business Insider that InfoWars "violated our Terms of Service prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content" and the company "did not want to profit from content of that nature in any way".

On August 7, Jones, speaking on the Real.Video platform, took issue with his bans, which he called a "concerted plan to erase my electronic identity".

He also weighed in today on Twitter on Vimeo's move.

Twitter announced last week that Jones would not lose his account, even though a few of his tweets did violate company policy.

Dorsey will talk with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt about InfoWars in an interview scheduled to air Wednesday night.

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The tech world has been pretty staunch in its ostracisation of Alex Jones, the mastermind behind conspiracy website Infowars.

To say that Alex Jones is a controversial figure is an understatement. Twitter threads have emerged instructing users to block the firm's most lucrative advertisers, in a bid to put pressure on the platform to oust Jones.

We struggle to name a human being as very bad as the stinking rotten block of cheese in the national refrigerator named Alex Jones. For example, Jones has made multiple claims that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a government hoax, prompting lawsuits against the Infowars host.

Vimeo reportedly determined that the content violated the company's trust and safety standards within 48 hours of the videos being posted.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said previously that Jones and InfoWars had not "violated our rules".

'We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community'.

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