News & Opinion | July 27, 2018 5:00 am

Four Alex Jones Videos Deleted From YouTube

He now has one strike against him.

Alex Jones of "InfoWars." (InfoWars/Screengrab)

YouTube has deleted four videos posted by InfoWars founder Alex Jones, the controversial online personality who has made himself famous by peddling conspiracy theories. YouTube also issued a “strike” against Jones. This means he cannot livestream content for three months, reports CNN. 

If he receives another strike within that time frame, YouTube will bar Jones from uploading new content for two weeks. Accounts are deleted after a third strike within that time period.

The videos uploaded to the Alex Jones Channel contained hate speech directed towards Muslims, reports CNN, along with other groups. One was titled: “How to prevent liberalism” and featured an adult shoving a child to the ground. YouTube told InfoWars the four videos had violated its “policy on violent or graphic content.”

“We have long standing policies against child endangerment and hate speech,” said the statement from Google, which owns YouTube, sent to CNN. “We apply our policies consistently according to the content in the videos, regardless of the speaker or the channel.”

Jones is currently being sued for defamation by families of victims of the 2014 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which Jones said was a hoax.