Try not to let yourself become completely insensible with grief and rage, but Infowars has been removed from yet another platform due to their unquenchable thirst for peddling insane conspiracy theories in order to sell fake brain pills and overpriced survival gear.
Infowars, founded by conspiracy theorist and deeply strange man Alex Jones, was swiftly removed last year from a whole bunch of platforms including but not limited to Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, Twitter, MailChimp, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Vimeo, and even YouPorn, funnily enough.
Jones and Infowars are currently in a legal battle with six families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting, over claims that Jones used the platform to routinely suggest that the families were ‘crisis actors’ acting out a role as part of a ‘false flag’ staged event.
After facing criticism for the decision to include an Infowars channel, Roku initially released a statement defending their choice:
We are not promoting or being paid to distribute InfoWars. We do not have any commercial or advertising relationship with InfoWars.
While open to many voices, we have policies that prohibit the publication of content that is unlawful, incites illegal activities or violates third-party rights, among other things. If we determine a channel violates these policies, it will be removed. To our knowledge, InfoWars is not currently in violation of these content policies.
This did not last long, however, with the company later releasing an updated statement in which they said that they had heard from “concerned parties” and would be removing the channel shortly:
After the InfoWars channel became available, we heard from concerned parties and have determined that the channel should be removed from our platform. Deletion from the channel store and platform has begun and will be completed shortly.
— Roku (@Roku) January 16, 2019