InfoWars Channel Gets “Strike One” From YouTube

From the Hollywood Reporter:

A YouTube channel run by far right news website InfoWars has received a strike against it after posting a conspiracy theory video about the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a source has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

This week, the Alex Jones Channel on YouTube posted a video about David Hogg, one of the most outspoken survivors of the shooting, indicating that he was a crisis actor. As CNN first reported, the video, “David Hogg can’t Remember His Lines In TV Interview,” was removed and the channel, which has 2.2 million subscribers and over a billion lifetime views, was given a strike. YouTube doles out strikes to channels that violate its policies. Channels that receive three strikes in three months are shut down.

Earlier this week, the Google-owned video platform spoke out against a similar video calling Hogg a crisis actor that had appeared at the top of its Trending page. In a statement, a YouTube spokeswoman said the video has removed from the site “for violating our policies.” Many people criticized the site for not catching the video before it became the No. 1 video on the Trending page.