Only four? Which Alex Jones videos are NOT offensive?
Courtesy of NBC News:
YouTube on Wednesday removed four videos from the channel of Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist who founded the far-right media outlet Infowars, and issued a warning that more violations could result in a ban from the video platform.
Jones’ channel was issued a “strike,” first reported by The Verge, as part of YouTube’s three-strike policy for publishers who abuse the platform’s terms of service. A source familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly confirmed the strike was issued. The four videos counted together as one strike, the source confirmed.
All four of the videos were removed for violating the rules of “violent or graphic content,” according to a screenshot of the violations posted by Infowars.
Newsweek describes what was in each of those removed videos:
In one of the removed videos, titled “How To Prevent Liberalism: A Public Service Announcement,” a large man grabs a child swinging punches by the throat and throws the boy hard to the floor. The child bangs his head and begins to cry.
Another of the deleted videos, titled “Shock Report: Learn How Islam Has Already Conquered Europe,” has Jones say North Africans “don’t work, they commit massive crime, they’re extremely caveman-like and war-like,” and making other generalizations about Muslims.
A third video, titled “Video: French President Macron Pretends Crime Rates And Migrants Are Not Related,” has Jones claiming “almost all the crime in London of the type of raping and acid attacks and all this is Islamic.”
Jones also claims Muslims are being imported as a bloc vote and are corrupting democracies, and “now dominating, they’re allowed to rape women in public everywhere, and nothing is done.”
The fourth video, titled “Shocking ‘Drag Tots’ Cartoon Sparks Outrage,” rails against an animated spin-off of RuPaul’s Drag Race in a quasi-religious rant about hell and fire, and suggests those involved in the LGBT community are Satanists.
It also includes footage of a documentary about children who dress in drag, and Jones draws a parallel with pedophilia.
Keep in mind that Infowars has 2.4 million subscribers.
That is a lot of hateful people that he inflames on a daily basis.
Free speech is a concept which should be embraced, but hate speech designed to cause harm to others simply has no place in this country.
Well, at least it should have no place.