YouTube Backs Down After Putting InfoWars On Verge Of Deactivation

YouTube issued a second strike to Alex Jones's main channel early Tuesday over a pair of videos related to the Florida school shooting - bringing it perilously close to termination, and loss of one of its main revenue streams, however the second strike was removed hours later for unknown reasons.

The offending videos, "The Truth About Crisis Actors In The Florida Shooting," and "What Is To Blame For The Florida High School Shooting" have been removed from YouTube, but can be seen here on the Infowars website.

While a second strike restricts a channel from posting new content for two weeks, a third strike can result in a ban from the platform.

"This is the second strike applied to your account within three months," the notice reads. "As a result, you're unable to post new content to YouTube for two weeks. If there are no further issues, the ability to upload will be automatically restored after this two week period."

Infowars has referred to the YouTube strikes as a "CNN lobbying campaign," after CNN reported that they had “identified three similar YouTube videos from InfoWars” which they flagged to YouTube. A YouTube spokesperson responded at the time that those videos were under review.

The Alex Jones Channel, which has over 2.2 million subscribers, first came under fire over a video suggesting that a survivor of the Parkland school shooting, David Hogg, was coached and given lines for interviews with various media outlets following the Valentines Day massacre which left 17 dead.

The video was removed for a violation of YouTube's "harassment and bullying" policy and the channel was issued a strike.

The video featured a clip of Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg appearing to flub scripted lines - leading many to believe he has been coached on what to say as he tours around the country to promote an aggressive gun control agenda:

YouTube has all but scrubbed this clip of Hogg from its platform.

Earlier in the day, David Hogg shot off a barrage of tweets making fun of Alex Jones - which started off with Hogg telling Jones he wanted to [sic] "come on and clear some of this up because clearly as a shit journalist you can't clearly"

Jones accepted Hogg's offer to have him on the show: 

Three hours later, Hogg backpedaled, tweeting "I will not speak to anyone that has had disgusting remarks to victims of mass shootings in the past." 

Jones replied:




HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 macholatte Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:50 Permalink

After Glenn and the Beckie Boyz pissed and moaned about AJ I decided to listen. I don't listen to Becky and the Giggle Boyz anymore. Nor do I comment on his shit site.

Alex has to be eating this up. This kid is in his prime demographic. This is an info war and he just sucked in every kid in the US that is paying attention. Damn, that is a pro move. And getting YouTube to back down? My oh my! Damn, AJ is good!

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PT PT Tue, 02/27/2018 - 19:27 Permalink

Why does InfoWars need YouTube?  What would it take to put all their videos on their own website (with UPS) and have people download them from there?

A computer, a bloody big hard drive, a "million" phone lines.  Am I missing anything?

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 PT Tue, 02/27/2018 - 19:32 Permalink

Right now it is an income stream, for them and for YouTube. It is a way to reach the mass market, for now.

I think AJ knew he was going to be shut down which is why he has set up servers, off shore. He will be able to continue to broadcast whereas people that are dependent on YouTube will disappear. I think this fight has been a long time coming and AJ saw it coming and took preventive measures. Good for him.

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Mycroft Holmes IV TahoeBilly2012 Tue, 02/27/2018 - 21:33 Permalink

Barrier to entry is pretty steep - these companies have built a giant infrastructure.

Moving bytes costs money. It's a lot cheaper to stream your content through another content provider than have to pay for the bandwidth yourself. You get get a cut of the revenue stream generated by your content as well.

I find it hard to believe, however, that social media is a natural monopoly, like a Google or Amazon regarding cloud computing and data mining. The only thing keeping twitter and facebook going is the acceptance that everyone is on twitter and facebook. They piss enough people off, something better can definitely come along and supplant them.  

This school shooting has MKUltra written all over it. Plus there is video footage floating around (I've seen it) of police in masks and full body armor telling students to turn off cell phones right before shooting starts. Could this finally be the catalyst for mass awakening?

#qanon used to be easy to keep up with. Impossible now.

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FEDbuster HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Tue, 02/27/2018 - 23:39 Permalink

I would add AJ is in the process of signing up off beat VHF TV stations to broadcast some of his video content.  He has also grown his broadcast radio network.  He is a bit over the top, but he does get many stories out before they are finally confirmed by MSM.  Sure he sells snake oil, but so does Herbalife and many other vitamin and supplement hucksters.  You have to pay the bills.

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Baron von Bud PT Tue, 02/27/2018 - 21:54 Permalink

"All publicity is good publicity." Jones loves being attacked because every time it happens he adds lots of new conservative viewers. He knows how to incite people and power that into viewership. If you listen to him he's very careful to speak colorfully factual rather than slanderous.

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G-R-U-N-T HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:33 Permalink

I agree, there must be sophisticated retorts to smash their delusional ego's. Hogg and his handlers haven't a clue what liberty is, in their minds it's all about control. Control your right to defend yourself, control your healthcare, control what you say, control your right to infinitum. It's Fascism trying reign in our way of life.

The FBI down to local police agencies completely and thoroughly were paralyzed after the MASSIVE warnings about the 'bad brain' and did nothing and as a residual effect 17 young souls are dead leaving behind grieving families who's depth of grief cannot be measured. 

Indeed, I believe many freedom, liberty and Constitutional loving Americans ache seeing these Nazi tactics working feverishly to subjugate our individual rights and sooner or later their will be a tipping point, a SERIOUS disagreement, where the shit will truly hit the fan!


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Deep Snorkeler macholatte Tue, 02/27/2018 - 19:06 Permalink


A haven for fearsome tattooed primitives,

loaded up with conspiracy catnip and the

wonders of nutritional supplements.

America's vast herds of meandering mole people,

powerless lower castes of educationally deprived,

searching for validation of their self-myths 

and relief from their falling status. 


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countryboy42 Deep Snorkeler Tue, 02/27/2018 - 19:32 Permalink

powerless lower castes of educationally deprived

Ok, I did not go to cawlage.

But, come work the lathe across from me, and build a 1/4 MOA rifle. (Professional machinist, over 1600 sub 1/2 MOA rifles built)

Cook a 5 course meal, and pair it with 5 beers from the same brewery. (Former chef of 17 years)

Build me a 7' Irish harp. (2 years apprenticeship under a master luthier)

Still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up.

Oh, and make 75k a year.

Yeah, i'm a fucking idiot.

Oh, Info wars, lol. I enjoy AJ. Still think he is a bit of psyops.

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Cloud9.5 Deep Snorkeler Tue, 02/27/2018 - 21:03 Permalink

Infowars did run the information on Fast and Furious while the controlled media said nothing.  In addition Jones focused a good bit of the nation on the Bundy Stand Off.  With a lot of eyes on them and militia pouring in by the hundreds, the BLM decided it was not a good idea the kill the Bundys that day.

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Shemp 4 Victory eforce Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:56 Permalink


Hogg sorta looks like a younger Mr Mackey... "guns r bad mkay"

I say sorta because Mackey is sorta cool whereas Hogg is a fucking faggot.

"David? David Hogg? I need to speak with you, mmmkay? David, what you did is called being a pussy. Don't be a pussy, David. Being a pussy is bad, mmmkay?"

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dvfco eforce Tue, 02/27/2018 - 19:14 Permalink

How many times since pre-K do you think Hogg has said to another kid, "My dad has like, a dozen guns and is in the FBI. So Ha!"

He looks like a little bitch and will certainly grow up to be the catcher in any relationship.

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KenilworthCookie eforce Tue, 02/27/2018 - 23:35 Permalink

Young Hogg is the Bastard love child of Mr Mackey and Eleanor Garrison,formally Mr Garrison who had post opp reconstructive genital surgery and now identifies as a she.By the way I've seen pictures of post opp tranny surgery and while it might look like pussy it's never going to smell and taste like pussy.Ever.

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