Cambridge Analytica (now under major investigation), and doing a very weak job of denying its Russia ties, worked for the Trump campaign and has been found to be tied to former Trump campaign advisor, Roger Stone.
Roger Stone either quit or fired from Trump’s campaign around the time that he started appearing on The Alex Jones Show on infowars.com. He left the campaign publicly to go partcipate on infowars.com, which quickly evolved into Trump’s major and mighty propaganda machine.
Alex Jones, who had up until that time represented himself to be a Libertarian Constitutionalist, and who had never generally endorsed a presidential candidate other than Ron Paul suddenly went full-on neocon (as congressman Paul himself pointed out).
Jones came out full-bore for Trump in February 2016, and was quintessential in helping Trump get elected,with Trump going on Alex Jones’ show and praising Alex for “his excellent reputation.” Trump hopped on the Conspiracy bandwagon and has been channeling Alex for some time.
(Alex Jones has ties to Russia media and used to be a frequent guest on Russia today. Not only that, but he was found to have republished over 1,000 articles from Russia state-run Russia Today on his website, infowars.com.)
Roger Stone came on the infowars.com scene around the time of the election. He is a regular cohost and contributor and frequently uses the infowars.com to push propaganda related to Trump’s presidency.
What we have learned this week is social media’s power in politics and to question its motives and influence.
The lack of coverage of this week’s Third Strike on the Alex Jones Channel should concern all Americans. (Alex Jones’ ex-wife Kelly Jones had been lobbying YouTube for sometime, and YouTube finally took down a video from The Alex Jones Channel this week for violating its privacy policies.)
The media blackout on this issue is concerning for several reasons:
The removal of the video, which should have led to the takedown of The Alex Jones Channel (according to Alex Jones and heavily reported on in the news) has apparently had no affect on The Alex Jones Channel. The channel is up, live and active at the time of the writing of this article, with over 2.3 million subscribers.The media reported extensively on the impending doom for The Alex Jones Channel, yet have shown little to no interest that a third video was removed by YouTube, which should have resulted in the channel being taken down (according to Alex Jones).
These leads custodywars.com to ask why the channel hasn’t been taken down:
Was Alex lying? Did he lie to drive the lengthy donation drive to sucker his viewers into outrage and sympathy (and to open their wallets) with outcries of censorship?
Does YouTube is affording special circumstances and leniencies for the Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump propaganda machine/The Alex Jones Channel?
As a reminder to all Americans: an ex-google engineer recently came forward and said that he had written an algorithm that recommended Alex Jones billions of times to some of the most vulnerable people in the nation.
The algorithm I worked on at Google recommended Alex Jones’ videos more than 15,000,000,000 times, to some of the most vulnerable people in the nation.
— Guillaume Chaslot (@gchaslot) February 25, 2018
This leads custodywars.com to ask the queston: Do the YouTube and Google that Alex Jones regularly attacks for privacy issues and censorship actually coddle him, afford him special circumstances (and even promote him?)
And why? Why did YouTube drag its feet on protecting Kelly Jones and her family despite glaring privacy violations?
Now that YouTube has taken another Alex Jones video down, why is the channel still up?