Following similar action taken by Apple, Facebook and Spotify, YouTube banned multiple channels operated by Infowars and its founder Alex Jones Monday morning.
Visitors of Jones’ main YouTube channel were greeted with a message noting that the account had been for “terminated for violating YouTube’s community guidelines.” A channel previously hosting a live stream of his show as well as an “Infowars News” channel were also taken offline.
YouTube had been a major distribution platform for Jones, who had joined the video platform all the way back in 2008. Before it was shut down Monday, his main channel had more than 2.4 million subscribers. His videos had attracted close to 1.6 billion views.
YouTube had removed a handful of videos posted by Jones for violating the site’s community guidelines last month. However, the deletion of his channel didn’t happen until other tech platforms stepped up their own efforts against Jones. Over the weekend, Apple removed almost all of the podcasts produced by Infowars.