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Apple Boots Alex Jones From iTunes For Hate Speech

Buzzfeed News reports: Apple has removed the entire library for five of Infowars’ six podcasts from its iTunes and Podcast apps, BuzzFeed News has learned. Among the podcasts, which were removed from Apples’ iTunes directory, are the show “War Room” as well as the popular Alex Jones Show podcast, which is hosted daily by the prominent conspiracy theorist. Apple’s decision …

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Facebook Finally Bans Alex Jones (But Just For 30 Days)

Mashable reports: A mere matter of days after InfoWars founder Alex Jones received yet another YouTube strike — but wasn’t banned — he’s been hit with a 30-day block on Facebook. Jones received another strike on YouTube this week for violating community guidelines in four videos, which have since been taken down. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed in an email that …

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Terrorized By Extremists, Sandy Hook Parents Accuse Facebook CEO Of “Providing A Safe Haven For Hate”

The New York Daily News reports: The parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim accused Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of “providing a safe haven for hate” and implored him to take action against the conspiracy theorists who continue to hound them six years after their child’s death. Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa’s 6-year-old son Noah was killed at …

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CNN’s Ken Cuccinelli Posts Fake Maxine Waters Quote

Media Matters reports: CNN legal and political commentator Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican who formerly served as Virginia’s attorney general, shared a fake quote from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) that an “illegal immigrant” should be nominated to the Supreme Court. In late June, a Twitter “parody” account pretending to be CNN tweeted an image of Waters appearing on CNN with a …

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YouTube Issues Hate Speech Strike To Alex Jones

The Verge reports: Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ YouTube channel received a strike on Tuesday for violating the site’s community guidelines, The Verge has learned. YouTube removed four videos from Jones’ channel, which has 2.4 million subscribers, that contained instances of hate speech and child endangerment, sources familiar with the matter said. YouTube channels are deleted if they get three strikes …

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Facebook Shrugs At Alex Jones’ Threats: Pantomiming Shooting Robert Mueller Doesn’t Show Credible Intent

Buzzfeed News reports: With his latest accusations of pedophilia, Alex Jones and Infowars continue to test the limits of Facebook’s rules. And Facebook continues to allow it. On his Monday afternoon show, Jones issued a prolonged rant against special counsel Robert Mueller, accusing him of raping children and overseeing their rape, and then pantomiming shooting the former FBI director. The …

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Alex Jones Threatens To Shoot Robert Mueller: You’re Going To Get It Or I’m Gonna Die Trying, Bitch [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Alex Jones took on a particularly insidious tone during his Monday show, accusing Mueller of violent child sex acts before dramatizing a hypothetical “wild west” shootout with Mueller, a Republican appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to lead the Russia investigation in May 2017. While playing spaghetti western music riffing off The Good, the Bad and the …

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Alex Jones Seeks Dismissal Of Defamation Lawsuit By Sandy Hook Families: I’m A Journalist Asking Questions

The Associated Press reports: Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is moving to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by the families of some of the 26 people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. In written arguments filed Friday, Jones’ lawyers argue he was acting as a journalist in the tradition of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein …

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GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Regrets Appearing On InfoWars

The Rising reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Wednesday said he regrets his appearance on a radio show hosted by Infowars founder Alex Jones. “I would not go back on Alex Jones’ show,” Gaetz told Hill.TV co-hosts Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on “Rising.” “Upon further reflection, I think the things that Alex Jones has said and done are so …

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InfoWars Thanks Russia For Hacking Hillary’s Server

“Let’s take this report for what it is and say that’s accurate information. Well, I would say, thank you, Russia. How about you? Why would the documents have affected the election so much unless it exposed corruption from inside the Democrat Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign? Which it did. Now, whether you believe these indictments are real or not …

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Alex Jones: The Pentagon Has Weaponized Perfumes That Turn Men Gay So They Don’t Have Children

“The Pentagon developed a Atrazine-type spray that they would spray. They tested it actually in Iraq. That’s classified but it was — it got leaked. You can pull it up. Gay bomb! They always take like a clip of me going gay bomb, baby! And then I show BBC, but they cut the BBC, and it’s basically a chemical cocktail, …

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Lawyers For Seth Rich Family Subpoena Twitter For Direct Messages Sent By Multiple Far-Right Accounts

Law & Crime reports: The defamation lawsuit filed in March by Aaron Rich, the brother of murdered former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, appears to have ramped up significantly with the subpoena of documents, communications and messages sent and received by several Twitter accounts over for the timespan of Jan. 1, 2015 to the present. In March, Aaron Rich …

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Fox News Apologizes For Implying That Philadelphia Eagles Players Knelt During Anthem (None Ever Did)

Media Matters reports: After President Donald Trump falsely implied that players of the Philadelphia Eagles protested during the national anthem, Fox News aired a segment that furthered Trump’s lie. At 10:55 p.m. on June 4, Trump tweeted that a planned White House event with the Eagles was canceled, writing, “Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National …

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Alex Jones Stalks Bernie Sanders Through LAX [VIDEO]

The Observer reports: Conspiracy theorist and steroid snake oil salesman Alex Jones antagonized Bernie Sanders at Los Angeles International Airport, further distorting our norms over what is real and what is satire. “Well if it isn’t old Bernie Sanders,” snickered Jones in a video uploaded to the fringe website InfoWars on Monday. For eight minutes, Jones and an InfoWars host …

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REPORT: Far-Right Blogger Settles Defamation Suit Over Falsely Naming Man As Killer Charlottesville Driver

Little Green Footballs reports: Last February, a defamation lawsuit was filed against Holocaust denier Chuck C. Johnson, Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft (the fabled Stupidest Man on the Internet), far right weirdo Gavin McInnes, and a slew of other right wing bloggers and social media personalities, after they all parroted a report by Johnson that recklessly identified the wrong person as …

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Orthodox Jew Behind Pro-Nazi Fake News Site

Alex Kaplan reports at Media Matters: An American-born man who has defended the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, VA, runs a website that has repeatedly spread fake news and linked to fake news websites. The site, called Jews News, was founded and is run by a man named Eliyokim Cohen, who grew up in Boston, MA, before moving to Israel. …

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Ted Nugent Blames School Shootings On Junk Food

“On my Facebook page right now I have highlighted a documentary that concludes — and you cannot escape the reality, the diet of these children, from birth — you talk about ADD and autism. It’s a direct result, in more cases than not, I believe in the 90 plus percentile, a diet of sugars and chemicals and fake garbage that …

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Alex Jones: InfoWars Is Going Live 24/7 [VIDEO]

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: Infowars creator Alex Jones said that he was looking to hire “around 15 people, maybe even more” in order to transform Infowars into a 24-hour live television broadcast. A video uploaded this morning advertises the network’s new recruitment drive, which Jones told viewers is aimed at taking Infowars live to television for 24-hours …

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Fox News Argues For Dismissal Of Lawsuit Brought By Seth Rich’s Family: We Made Your Dead Son Into A Hero

“Although Plaintiffs assert that the Fox News article caused them pain, other readers might well consider their son to be a hero. Far from condemning Seth Rich for the purported leak, the Fox article portrayed him as a whistleblower who released the DNC emails to expose that ‘top party officials conspired to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont from becoming …

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Homocon Fake News Site Claims Israel Nuked Syria

Media Matters reports: A branch of the Russian-owned news outlet Sputnik reported as real a fake story that Israel had used a nuclear weapon on Syria from YourNewsWire, a fake news site that experts have described as a proxy and a pusher of Russian-supported narratives. On April 30, Israel launched a missile attack on facilities in Syria allegedly connected to …

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