Infowars’ Online Reach Suffering After YouTube Ban
Crackdown by video giant has wiped out the audience of Alex Jones' conspiracy site.
Weeks after being banned from YouTube, Infowars is having trouble replacing its lost audience, according to a Daily Beast report that examined current viewership totals of video sites still willing to host the controversial conspiracy outlet.
When Infowars was booted off of Facebook, YouTube, iTunes and a host of other social media sites, Jones and his allies claimed that it would only draw more attention to Infowars. And right after the ban, Infowars’ popularity in both the Apple and Google apps stores surged, which Jones cited as proof that the conspiracy site could weather any censorship by “globalist tech gatekeepers.”
Infowars app now number 1 on Android & iPhone in news category.
Basically, we’ve shifted traffic from 3rd party big tech sites that censor to being back under our control.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 8, 2018
But now, two weeks later, the Infowars app is set to slip out of the top 30 news apps and the site is nowhere near replacing its lost YouTube viewership, reports the Daily Beast. Real.Video, a niche site, is now hosting Infowars videos where they typically get about a few hundred or a thousand views. But previously, Infowars videos on YouTube would attract more than 500,000 views a day on average. Overall, Infowars’ main YouTube channel received more than 17 million views in the 30 days before its ban.
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