Infowars’ Alex Jones Flees To Vimeo, Gets Banned Within Minutes: Report
In a last-ditch attempt to save his crumbling Infowars empire, Notorious propagandist and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones opened a new account on Vimeo. But his new-found home lasted mere minutes before he was banned from the digital platform,
Over the weekend, Jones posted several videos on Vimeo, but by Sunday he and his videos had been removed from the service, according to Business Insider.
Vimeo told the news outlet that it removed the videos because they “violated our Terms of Service prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content.”
“We do not want to profit from content of this nature in any way,” a Vimeo spokesperson said.
Employees inside the company had reportedly voiced concern about the account’s existence last week. Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud plans to address the decision during a town hall meeting Monday morning.
Vimeo’s ban follows decisions by Facebook, Apple, Spotify, and YouTube to ban or at least suspend Jones from using their services to spread his conspiracy theories and hateful rhetoric.
One service that continues to allow Jones full access, however, is Twitter. Company CEO Jack Dorsey enraged many last week when he seemed to suggest that Twitter bore no responsibility for filtering the content posted on its platform, adding that journalists should suffer the burden of countering his lies and bigotry.
Jones is perhaps best known for suggesting the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax, and that several grieving parents were crisis actors.
On Sunday, his conspiracy theory website ran a piece defending Jones and claiming that the CIA helped create Google and Facebook “to make it easier to spy on people.”