- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Alex Jones’s Infowars site now has “two strikes” against it from YouTube over its videos on the Florida school shooting and the next violation will lead to a permanent ban.

As it is, Infowars will not be to upload any new videos to YouTube for two weeks, the conspiracy-theory site said Tuesday.

The two strikes in question came over videos that charged that shooting survivor David Hogg was a “crisis actor” and not a real student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The videos are titled “Who is To Blame For The Florida Shooting” and “The Truth About Crisis Actors in The Florida Shooting.” Both are available at the Infowars site and also can be accessed through other portals, such as Twitter and Facebook.

According to YouTube’s warning statement, those videos violate the site’s terms of use as bullying or intimidation.

“There’s a fine line between passionate debate and personal attacks,” YouTube’s notification stated. “As our community guidelines outline, YouTube is not a platform for things like predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, bullying or intimidation.”

On Twitter, Mr. Jones noted that Mr. Hogg had called him a “sh*t journalist” and insisted that he never attacked anyone.

“I would love to have you on today to clear up some of the disinformation that has been put out about my statements concerning the tragedy. I notice you’re calling me a ‘[expletive] journalist’ and ‘snake oil’ salesman when I have never called you any disparaging names,” he tweeted.

Mr. Jones also repeated his claim that CNN is campaigning to get him banned from social-media outlets.

The Alex Jones Channel currently has more than 2.2 million subscribers and, according to Mr. Jones, has received more than 2 billion hits.

• Victor Morton can be reached at vmorton@washingtontimes.com.

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