Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is having a rough time lately.
Last week the talking head found himself and his InfoWars brand being banned by YouTube, Spotify and Facebook. The platforms – YouTube in particular – cited terms of service violations as the reason for banning Jones.
Since being banned from livestreaming on YouTube, Jones has been streaming on Twitter and posting videos to Vimeo. However, it seems as if some of the videos on the latter platform have now also been removed.
This morning, Business Insider reported that Vimeo had removed some of Jones’ content citing a violation of its Terms of Service.
“The videos, posted on Thursday and Friday ‘violated our Terms of Service prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content,'” the spokesperson said, adding that Vimeo had notified the account owner and issued a refund, as “‘we do not want to profit from content of this nature in any way,'” reports Business Insider.
The video platform went on to say that between Thursday and Friday last week, approximately 50 hours of InfoWars content was uploaded to Vimeo. The content was reviewed by the platform’s Trust and Safety team and a violation of Vimeo’s terms of service was found in just 48 hours.
The one platform that is yet to ban Jones is Twitter.
Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey has said that the reason Jones has not been banned is because he hasn’t violated terms of service despite many pundits claiming he has.
This reasoning doesn’t seem to sit well with many Twitter users who are blocking Fortune 500 companies as a form of protest. This might block advertising from reaching these users but if we’re being honest this seems like the equivalent of trying to light a match in a hurricane.
Where Jones will stream/publish InfoWars now is yet to be seen but for the time being you can follow his controversial mutterings over on Twitter.