Facebook and YouTube give Infowars' Alex Jones a wrist slap

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The company received a number of reports related to four different videos on Jones" page, as well as his more popular page "Infowars'.

The videos that led Facebook to impose the short posting ban are believed to be the same ones that led YouTube to act.

Content removals count as "strikes" against individual pages on Facebook.

Alex Jones from Infowars.com speaks during a rally in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 18, 2016. In another video, Jones drew a comparison between an animated drag queen show to Satanism.

"Our Community Standards make it clear that we prohibit content that encourages physical harm [bullying], or attacks someone based on their religious affiliation or gender identity [hate speech]", the spokesperson told Mashable.

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A YouTube spokesperson said in a statement this week, "We have longstanding policies against child endangerment and hate speech".

USA conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been suspended from Facebook for bullying and hate speech and is close to having pages tied to him and his Infowars website removed from the platform, the social media network said on Friday. On YouTube, channels that receive three strikes within three months are terminated. While the social network may further clarify this incident, it remains unclear what does and doesn't violate the social network's content guidelines - especially after it decided just days ago that Jones' rant accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of pedophilia could stay on the platform. The company still claims that the video doesn't violate its community standards.

On Tuesday, YouTube took down four videos uploaded to Jones' channel, which has 2.4 million subscribers, for violating its policies on hate speech and child endangerment.

In regards to punishments for personal accounts and pages, Facebook issues a strike to the page admin that posted the content violation as well as the page on which it was posted. Upon re-review, Facebook made a decision to take down the video for its violation. Facebook previously notified Jones that his profile would be suspended if he received an additional content violation.

First published July 26 at 9 p.m. PT. Update, July 27 at 9:15 a.m. PT: Adds that despite the ban, Jones' show is still streaming live on multiple Facebook pages.

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