Following a reported citation for two strikes against his YouTube channel, InfoWars host Alex Jones has gotten a third strike.
Initially, Jones’ strikes were related to statements made about the tragic Parkland, FL shooting which resulted in 17 deaths and 16 injuries at Marjory Stoneman High School. Jones alleged the shooting was a conspiracy (a stance he took, as well, against the deadly Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, in Connecticut).
In two separate videos, Jones accused Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg of being “coached” in interviews as an anti-gun activist and “bullied” the student on Twitter as well as YouTube. These videos were reviewed by YouTube and found to violate their Terms of Service (ToS). (Coincidentally, Jones is seen in this video – which alleges there are emerging facts that prove the shooting was a False Flag Operation – pleading for his subscribers and viewers to uphold the first amendment which allows for Americans to have free speech).
Jones openly accused CNN of lobbying to have his YouTube channel privileges revoked, stating the news giant wants to shut down anyone who reports a different opinion or alternative views.
According to YouTube’s ToS, if Jones was to receive any more strikes within three months, his channel – with more than 2 million subscribers – would be permanently deleted.
This has the conspiracy theorist’s ex-wife questioning why the channel has not yet been removed.
In a news release dated March 20, 2018, Kelly Jones announced she had successfully lobbied to have a video “about her” taken down from her ex-husband’s YouTube channel.
This video was not only defamatory, but endangered her and their children by providing personal and private information, YouTube policy violations. Further, the Jones case is under Court Seal and Alex and his attorneys, Randy and Alison Wilhite violated Court Orders when they broadcasted documents from their high-profile, heated custody battle and divorce.
Since this violation and subsequent removal of the offending video, Family Court Justice advocate Kelly Jones is asking the question, “Isn’t that three strikes?”
“The video put personal, identifying information of me and my minor children which was reckless and endangering. I wish YouTube had acted sooner but am glad they have done what is right. I don’t understand why Alex’s channel and the other videos that are similarly defamatory/privacy invasive have not yet been taken down,” Kelly Jones said.
“His attorneys Randy and Allison Wilhite participated in this Court Violation, which should result in jail time or fines.”
Kelly Jones claims, also, that the video implicated her as the source of contention in their bitter divorce and custody battle but says that nothing is further from the truth and her attempts to end their marriage amicably were thwarted by the actions of her ex-husband.
“In fact, I filed originally through a mediation-type process that is available in Texas called the Collaborative Process. I had to leave that process due to Alex’s aggressive, abusive and neglectful acts. In the litigation process, Alex engaged in a defamatory character assassination campaign and filed repeatedly, including filing for Sole Managing Conservatorship.”
In fact, if the February 2018 claims made by Alex Jones that his YouTube channel had received a two-week suspension and was in danger of being shut down if another strike was received, his YouTube channel should be terminated, according to their strike policy.
“It isn’t my aim to punish or hurt my ex-husband, but his online speech has been defamatory and harmful to me and many others. Alex Jones should be held accountable to the same standards as all other YouTube users,” said Kelly Jones.
Ironically, Alex Jones vehemently and passionately argues to preserve First-Amendment rights of free speech, which Kelly Jones finds to be particularly troublesome because of the many times he has attempted in family court to suppress her own rights to speak out.