CNN has contacted many companies about their advertising on Infowars’ Youtube channels causing them to suspend their ads appearing on the website.
In a CNN article published Saturday, it said: “CNN has discovered ads on InfoWars’ channels from companies and organizations such as Nike (NKE), Acer, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Network, the Mormon Church, Moen, Expedia (EXPE), Alibaba (BABA), HomeAway, the NRA, Honey, Wix and ClassPass.”
The article indicated that after CNN made contact with the companies, many of them stopped their advertisements.
“Many of the brands — including Nike, Moen, Expedia, Acer, ClassPass, Honey, Alibaba and OneFamily — have suspended ads on InfoWars’ channels after being contacted by CNN for comment. The companies, with the exception of Alibaba, which declined to comment, said they had been unaware their ads were running on The Alex Jones Channel.”
The “Alex Jones Channel,” InfoWars’ main Youtube channel, is already on rocky ground with Youtube because they received two “strikes.”
Youtube has indicated that it will ban channels that get more than three strikes in three months. If “The Alex Jones Channel” gets another strike it may be permanently taken off of Youtube.
InfoWars got another strike on their YouTube account for a Florida shooting video, now one strike left before they get banned. pic.twitter.com/onfHR4vIOO
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) February 27, 2018
Alex Jones has been criticized intensely for spreading conspiracy theories, most notably about 9/11 and the Sandy Hook shooting. Boycotting advertisers as a strategy has been used against other controversial commentators. Sean Hannity was the subject of a boycott that was pushed by Media Matters in November of last year because of allegation of sexual abuse made against Roy Moore.
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