Facebook has removed four pages belonging to the controversial right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones following weeks of pressure from critics and similar moves from other tech platforms.
The pages include one for Jones’s flagship radio show InfoWars as well as his fan page. Facebook said in a blog post Monday morning that the pages were unpublished due to repeated violations of the platform’s content policies, and the move comes after the company took down videos posted by Jones last week.
“Since then, more content from the same Pages has been reported to us — upon review, we have taken it down for glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies,” Facebook wrote in its blog post. http://thehill.com/policy/technology/400512-facebook-deletes-infowars-pages