Not Fake News: Facebook suspends conspiracy theorist & InfoWars host Alex Jones

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  • by: Alan Duke
Not Fake News: Facebook suspends conspiracy theorist & InfoWars host Alex Jones

From the "about damn time" department" comes this trending report that is not fake. Facebook moved against the personal page of InfoWars creator Alex Jones. We know it is true because Facebook says so. "We received reports related to four different videos on the Pages that Infowars and Alex Jones maintain on Facebook," the Facebook spokesperson said. "We reviewed the content against our Community Standards and determined that it violates. All four videos have been removed from Facebook."

The trending story detected by our Trendolizer originated from an article published on July 29, 2018 titled "Facebook suspends conspiracy theorist & InfoWars host Alex Jones" (archived here) which opened:

Perhaps the most infamous conspiracy theorist of our time, Alex Jones, was suspended from Facebook for thirty days for violating Facebook's policies against bullying and hate speech.

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Facebook suspends conspiracy theorist & InfoWars host Alex Jones

Perhaps the most infamous conspiracy theorist of our time, Alex Jones, was suspended from Facebook for thirty days for violating Facebook's policies against bullying and hate speech.

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  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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