Vimeo removes Infowars content


This comes after several Silicon Valley giants - Facebook, Google's YouTube, Apple, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Spotify - banned the notorious conspiracy site from their platforms. A spokesperson said, "we do not want to profit from content of this nature in any way" and issued a refund to Jones".

Among other companies removing some of Jones' content or banning him altogether, Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey recently tweeted that Twitter would not take action because Jones was not in violation of the site's rules. Jones has been trying to recoup some of his losses by spreading unhinged theories, promoting his website, mobile app and encouraging listeners to purchase the diet supplements and survivalist gear.

Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' content has been removed from Vimeo, The Hill reports.

The saga of Alex Jones and Infowars seems to have sparked a debate about the limits of free speech, about the fine line between free speech and calls for violence, and about digital monopolies.

Users of the microblogging site have criticised the decision, arguing that Twitter is "protecting the hate, violence and bigotry" of Jones and his associated accounts.

At the time, Facebook had warned that it would ban Jones and Infowars' accounts should they continue to post content violating the company's standards.

Twitter is one of the few remaining major platforms still propping Jones up. Previously, Jones has claimed the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax set up by anti-gun activists, causing some of his disciples to threaten and harass victims' parents.

A Twitter spokesperson said that the company concluded that of the more than a dozen tweets included in CNN's Thursday report, seven were found to have violated Twitter's rules. The spokesperson added that Twitter will continue reviewing flagged content and "take action as appropriate".