Brands such as Nike, Acer, 20th Century Fox, etc. are fleeing Alex Jones’ YouTube Channel after finding their ads were showing on his show, often without permission.
In a desperate fundraising pitch, Infowars founder Alex Jones claimed that the forces behind YouTube’s recent efforts to remove conspiracy theories and extremist content from its website had targeted Infowars because Jones had taken down “over 30” pedophiles.
The Infowars staff launched a 34-hour special edition fundraising broadcast in reaction to the fact that Infowars has received a second disciplinary strike from YouTube for a video that targeted Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, reports The Hill.
Jones said that he has never borrowed money to spend on Infowars, but that today he would “call some of the folks that have offered a lot of money” and tell them that “this is about all of us” and that he needed “a lot of money.”
Per Youtube’s community guidelines, Infowars will be unable to post new content to YouTube for two weeks, with the threat of a permanent ban from the platform should it receive a third strike within a three-month period.