InfoWars Blacklisted By Major Advertisers After CNN's Guerrilla Activism

CNN has taken it upon themselves to contact companies whose advertisements have been played on the InfoWars-linked Alex Jones Channel on YouTube, resulting in a flood of major brands blacklisting the channels for future ad spending. 

CNN has discovered ads on InfoWars' channels from companies and organizations such as Nike (NKE), Acer, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Network, the Mormon Church, Moen, Expedia (EXPE), Alibaba (BABA), HomeAway, Mozilla, the NRA, Honey, Wix and ClassPass.

Even an ad for USA for UNHCR, a group that supports the UN refugee agency UNHCR, asking for donations for Rohingya refugees was shown on an InfoWars YouTube channel.

Many of the brands -- including Nike, Moen, Expedia, Acer, ClassPass, Honey, Alibaba and OneFamily -- have suspended ads on InfoWars' channels after being contacted by CNN for comment. The companies, with the exception of Alibaba, which declined to comment, said they had been unaware their ads were running on The Alex Jones Channel. CNN discovered the HomeAway advertising shortly before publishing this story, and has not yet received a response from that company. 

The various brands purchased ad campaigns from marketing agencies or directly through YouTube parent company Google - which direct advertisements at specific demographics. Companies often don't know where their ads are displayed, however they can use exclusion filters to black list channels or content they don't wish to advertise with.

Scores of conservative and "conspiracy" YouTube channels have been hit with strikes and bans over the last several weeks following the Parkland Florida School Shooting. In particular, videos suggesting that survivor David Hogg was being coached or is a paid crisis actor have been struck from the platform and measures taken against uploaders. 

YouTube admitted they had been overly aggressive in their recent enforcement, blaming "newer members" of its 10,000 large team of moderators. 

"As we work to hire rapidly and ramp up our policy enforcement teams throughout 2018, newer members may misapply some of our policies resulting in mistaken removals," wrote a YouTube spokesman in an email. "We’re continuing to enforce our existing policies regarding harmful and dangerous content, they have not changed. We’ll reinstate any videos that were removed in error."

The Alex Jones Channel received two "strikes" from YouTube during the controversy, however the second strike was removed hours later with no explanation. Similarly, InfoWars fixture Dr. Jerome Corsi's YouTube channel was permanently banned on Thursday - only to be restored hours later with a similar lack of explanation. 

And while YouTube may have overstepped its bounds, CNN has taken the attack straight to the bottom line by encouraging advertisers to blacklist Alex Jones related content. 

Starving Jones To Death

This isn't the first time advertisers have blacklisted InfoWars. Last February, the InfoWars website was dropped by San Francisco advertising agency AdRoll the day after Jones did an interview with the (failing) New York Times - costing Jones an estimated $5 million per year of income. 

AdRoll told Jones that they were dropping him due to the fact that products are "retargeted" to the InfoWars website - a practice of relevant advertisements jumping from site to site to follow consumer browsing habits. 

Still, one can't help but wonder if the political ideology of the San Francisco-based ad agency had something to do with the decision: several high level AdRoll employees have donated money to democratic causes over the past several elections. CEO Aaron Bell is also a huge fan of Bill Gates - having grown up in Washington and worked at Microsoft where he stalked the Billionaire at their annual employee barbecue.

Interestingly, AdRoll's head of retargeting, Peter Clark, contributed to the "Democratic Hope Fund" in 2015.

InfoWars isn't the first conservative outlet to suffer from politically motivated advertising hits. In November 2016, was dropped by AppNexus - one of the largest digital ad agencies in the world. 

“We did a human audit of Breitbart and determined there were enough articles and headlines that cross that line, using either coded or overt language,” said Josh Zietz of AppNexus. “This blacklist was solely about hate speech violation."  

In any case, with InfoWars facing attacks on all fronts, it looks like they'll be down to water filters and health supplements going forward as liberal activists such as CNN target their primary source of income.


cheka Arnold Sun, 03/04/2018 - 10:37 Permalink

broward sheriff stand down order confirmed


The Broward Sheriff’s Office captain who initially took charge of the chaotic scene at a Parkland high school where 17 people were killed told deputies to form a perimeter around the deadly scene — which they did instead of going in to confront the shooter, according to a partial BSO dispatch log obtained by the Miami Herald.

Capt. Jan Jordan, commander of BSO’s Parkland district, gave the order, the log shows, identifying her by her police call sign.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel has said BSO training and nationwide active-shooter procedure call for armed law enforcement officers to confront shooters immediately rather than secure a scene.

The document raises fresh questions about the department’s handling of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.


had to repost to prevent forum slide operation by xxxxx

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MagicHandPuppet jbvtme Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:17 Permalink

I don't watch Alex Jones (but I do like Paul Joseph Watson a lot).

Nevertheless, I do love it when the cockroaches willingly run into the spotlight while attempting to contaminate the world.  A special thanks goes out to Nike, Moen, Expedia, Acer, ClassPass, Honey, Alibaba and OneFamily for outing yourselves as piece of shit virtue signaling scum who will never see another penny from me or my family. Keep on sucking.

Who's next?

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BlackChicken Seeing Red Sun, 03/04/2018 - 16:12 Permalink

Whatever the MSN does from here is irrelevant; they are trying to stack the mid-terms and they will FAIL miserably because they have nothing real to offer except deviancy, totalitarianism, and misery.

Fuck each and every one of them, they will go down hard...

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AllBentOutOfShape HopefulCynical Mon, 03/05/2018 - 04:41 Permalink

CNN libtards and their Turner Broadcasting owners are the biggest hypocrites when it comes to the gun issue. Every Friday night on channel TBS, they air a show called ELEAGUE which features teams of professional gamers competing against each other. Their most featured game is a game called CS:GO or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive which is a first-person shooter video game where two teams try to kill each other with a variety of assault rifles and other guns. And they still have the nerve to always blame conservatives and the NRA for all the mass shootings.

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The Celt JimmyJones Mon, 03/05/2018 - 05:33 Permalink

CNN WSJ Dailybeast are all losing ad revenue to YouTube, they have been attacting Youtube over the last few weeks. Youtube has deleated millions of videos due to "articles" from those so-called news sites, instead Youtube should defend their content creators.

CNN has no reason to go to those advertisers over opinion, its all about the money. CNN losing money to YouTube so tell advertisers not to advertise on YouTube because of InfoWars, becasue of 'Elsagate' a conspiracy made up by wsj [quote wiki " The term "Elsagate" was coined on the Internet and then used by various news outlets to refer to this controversy"]

DaddyOFive had some wrong videos but the outcry by the media was OTT. {wiki- The channel accumulated around 750,000 subscribers and 176 million views, prior to Martin removing the videos from public viewing.[3]The Guardian and New York Magazine reported the videos were made private,[3][6] while Time and The Washington Post reported that the videos were deleted.[7][8] }

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Betrayed stizazz Sun, 03/04/2018 - 19:25 Permalink

That’s true. Jones is controlled opposition. The guy is a Zionist thru and thru but he’ll divert you every way he can from knowing that. All he does is pimp Trumpenstein 24/7. And never a bad word against IsraHell. Bill Cooper outed this turd years ago. The guy is a piece of garbage

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JimmyJones Betrayed Sun, 03/04/2018 - 19:53 Permalink

Jones is also the largest Alt media outlet to openly talk about SSRi's involved in Mass shootings, so if he's controlled opposition, it's not very good. The Big Pharma companies are owned by the same people calling for the boycott of him. Controlled opposition wouldn't be able to bad mouth Big Pharma.

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mark1955 Betrayed Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:58 Permalink

100% Correct about Jones being "Controlled Opposition"!


Jones job for the NWO, is to help undercut and embarrass the "Truther" and Conservative movements, by putting out a lot of the "Truth" but act like a: Stark, Raving Mad, Lunatic while doing it, in order to Try and steer people away from the Truth .


Also, Alex Jones is a Radical lefty, late 1980's and early 1990's comedian whose real name is... Bill Hicks and he despises Conservatives and the Truth movement!

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techpriest natxlaw Sun, 03/04/2018 - 16:35 Permalink

At this point, I would tell everyone to get on along with any other free coding site, and start learning to write code. It is time to start building around the MSM, and the more hands the better.

In particular, since I've done seven-figure sites, I will recommend you learn the following in addition to any coding language:

1) Git - nearly all software projects use Git to manage code.
2) Nginx - This is server software that plugs nicely into many coding languages, and can be used by phone apps to talk with your central server.
3) MySQL + Percona XtraDB - The first is some very good free database software for beginners, and the latter works with MySQL to tie multiple DBs together. You can serve hundreds to thousands of users per minute this way.
4) Pick a language from a project you like. Get into the community and go to the conventions. If you practice for about a year you can get good enough to make contributions, and in 1-2 years you can start charging pretty good money to build for others.

IMO the crackdowns are happening because in 5-10 years we will achieve the technical capacity to begin a legendary level of decentralization and disintermediation, and this is the last-ditch attempt to stop it. We need all hands on deck to push through to the day when we will not need to rely on centralized anything.

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SWRichmond techpriest Sun, 03/04/2018 - 18:04 Permalink

I'm not a coder I'm an infrastructure guy but I can already see the value of decentralisation, virtualization and containers.  Big software has a target painted on its back.  Open source runs about 95% of server space.  The only reason MS still exists is the desktop.  MS's licensing models become more arcane with each passing year, soon they will price- and term-themselves into the grave.  MS licensing is now apparently based on constantly making you prove you own the software, and prove it to a bot not to a live human.  They have automated enforcement systems to steal your time constantly reclaiming  your software.  Nary a mention of this in "TCO".

The future is open source and very very flexible.  Monolithic big software can't be that.

Virtualization and now containers mean that software and infrastructure are merging.  A virtual environment is infrastructure running in software.

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Trogdor SWRichmond Sun, 03/04/2018 - 18:55 Permalink

I'm transitioning from annual subscriptions to open-source for most of my software.  The open-source options are becoming very robust and capable.  The behemoth organizations like Microsloth and Autodicks are working hard spreading pretty vile rumors to disuade people from using open-source, but their days are numbered.  I think once Microsloth makes good on their "dream" of making Windows a "monthly subscription" - like a utility - you will see a mass exodus to Linux derivatives, and a subsequent quantum leap in their UIX.

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