Facebook shut down four of Alex Jones‘ pages on Monday, which is the latest crackdown from social media platforms on the controversial radio host.
“All four Pages have been unpublished for repeated violations of Community Standards and accumulating too many strikes,” it read, “While much of the discussion around Infowars has been related to false news, which is a serious issue that we are working to address by demoting links marked wrong by fact checkers and suggesting additional content, none of the violations that spurred today’s removals were related to this.”
The company uses a strike system to monitor how many times a page or admin violates their community standards. After an unspecified number of violations, an account could be suspended and a page could be unpublished, which is what happened to Mr. Jones‘ and some of his pages.
“As a result of reports we received, last week, we removed four videos on four Facebook Pages for violating our hate speech and bullying policies,” the statement read, “Since then, more content from the same Pages has been reported to us — upon review, we have taken it down for glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies.”