Do you want to know why Alex Jones is banned? Then you are at the right address. In this article, you will learn everything about the situation and the question is will they take down the Infowars website?
Before digging in what is promised, let’s share the latest developments.
No matter what the media or Infowars are telling you. You are responsible for verifying the claims. Nowadays with fake news, you have to be extra careful what you share.
FCC shut down pirate radio station Texas Liberty Radio broadcasting Alex Jones
The Federal Communications Commission has closed down a pirate radio station on August 15. The illegal radio station Texas Liberty Radio has been broadcasting since 2013 without a license. The radio must pay a fine of $15,000.
Further research has shown that the 90.1 FM was broadcast from an apartment complex owned by M. Rae Nalder-Olenick and Walter Olenick.
The radio station did not exclusively broadcast Alex Jones but also had its own programs such as cryptocurrency, an anti-vaccination program, and music.
Some news networks such as The Washington Post mentioned that FCC has shut down Alex Jones’ radio. This claim is false, Alex Jones has no affiliation with this illegal radio station and Infowars radio is available at Infowars.com.
Twitter suspends Alex Jones
On 8 August, the CEO of Twitter announced that Alex Jones’ Infowars will not be banned because he does not violate the rules.
“We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules, — says Jack Dorsey.
Six days later Alex Jones gets penalized with a temporary lockdown of 7 days on Twitter and Periscope for incitement of violence.
On Periscope, Alex Jones tells supporters to get their “battle rifles” ready against antifa, the mainstream media, and “Chicom operatives”.
Advocacy of force or criminal activity does not receive First Amendment protections. Both Jone’s personal account and the Infowars accounts are temporary locked. Regardless of the circumstances a mild punishment.
Twitter is criticized for the mild punishment. In an NBC interview, Dorsey explains that the Alex Jones time-out can change behavior.
“We have found that it does have the potential to change impact and change behavior, —says Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
No matter you agree with this decision or not. Twitter does not want to follow the shadow of other social media platforms but rather makes its own independent choices. With this action, Twitter clearly shows that the social platform is neutral.
Why is Alex Jones banned?
The supporters of Infowars and Alex Jones claim that the big social media companies conspired together to tackle Infowarrior Alex Jones. In a Lions Ground video below the story is explained why exactly Alex Jones is banned.
Alex Jones was able to reach millions of people on the internet with great success, with major consequences mainly due to his Youtube channel. Below are some honorable examples.
- Alex Jones DAPL
Defaming and false story about native Americans during DAPL protest in favor of Trump during the election because he has market shares in the pipelines.
- Alex Jones Pizzagate
Sued for defamation after misidentifying Parkland gunman, Jones Apologized.
- Alex Jones Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
Infowars claims the shooting is a hoax. Survivors of the victims sue Jones for defamation. Some relatives are harassed and receive death threats as a result of the broadcasts on Youtube.
The website went down for a moment. This is most likely related to the update on their website. A couple of days ago you end up on a landing page. Infowars exploits its own situation. On Cloudflare you can customize the “I’m under attack page”, switch it on and you’ve created a situation to create more media attention.
Why? Cloudflare does a very good job protecting sites against DDos attacks. Especially for Enterprise clients like Infowars.
The question is can the website infowars.com be disabled the legal way? This question depends on which party the website is hosted.
Infowars.com is a domain name that redirects the visitor to the server. Nowadays every website owner uses Cloudflare that functions as a strictly guarded bridge between the domain name and the server. Cloudflare hides some details and is not possible to gain information through a WHOIS record to find out where Infowars.com is hosted.
Hopefully, Alex Jones removes all publications that may pose a risk. Currently there are articles on the Infowars website that could mean the end of the Alex Jones media company.
According to a large part of Infowars followers Jones’ rights of freedom of expression is being violated.
Free speech or freedom of expression is the freedom to express views without prior control by the state. Freedom of expression is not absolute, as are most other fundamental rights. For example, insults and libel are punishable under certain circumstances.
Freedom of expression is an integral concept in democracies. The freedom to express your opinion without fear of persecution is explicitly mentioned in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The legal restrictions on expression may differ per constitutional state. Most Western Criminal laws are directed against incitement to hatred, insulting authorities and spreading lies (slander and defamation), but less or not against obscenity or violations of good taste.
Will the infowars.com website also be banned? Time will tell. Alex Jones is currently suffering a lot of financial loss because he is missing a large audience. The damage is being limited because of his octopus network. People like Paul Watson and other partners are vlogging for Infowars, the website that allows donations, and merchandise.
Alex Jones has repeatedly abused free speech. Based on his actions and reactions from his fans, it becomes clear that free speech in western countries is not respected and most importantly not appreciated anymore.
If the violations persist, free speech will be limited on the internet and ultimately the victims are people who are making a living with it like journalists and people like you on the internet sharing thoughts.