Later on Monday morning, Facebook announced the idea was banning four of Jones’ pages for persistently uploading content in breach of the social network’s content guidelines.
In July, Facebook removed four of Jones’ videos as well as also also hit his own personal profile using a 30-day ban over what the firm deemed as a violation of its policies on bullying as well as also also hate speech.
The company explained on Monday which when the idea deletes content, the removal counts as a strike — essentially a warning — against the person which uploaded the idea. inside the case of pages, Facebook said the idea holds both a page as well as also also an administrator who posts content in violation of its rules accountable.
although the idea also said which the reason for removing Jones’ pages was in no way related to concerns over fake news.
“All four pages have been unpublished for repeated violations of Community Standards as well as also also accumulating too many strikes,” the company said in a blog post.
“While much of the discussion around Infowars has been related to false news, which is actually a serious issue which we are working to address by demoting links marked wrong by fact checkers as well as also also suggesting additional content, none of the violations which spurred today’s removals were related to This kind of.”
Facebook in particular has faced calls to remove Jones coming from the platform altogether. Last month, the company was asked by a CNN journalist why the idea had not banned InfoWars completely, given its aim to crack down on fake news. Facebook — along with CEO Mark Zuckerberg — defended the decision not to remove InfoWars.
Tech giants have faced calls coming from both sides of the political spectrum to be more transparent about the way they approach content flagging as well as also also banning. On the left, there are critics who say these firms are not doing enough to take down harmful as well as also also offensive content, while on the right there are some who think internet firms are routinely censoring conservative posts.