Wikipedia Bans Right Wing Site Breitbart as a Source for Facts

Alex Jones' InfoWars and the far-right media outlet Breitbart—as well as progressive website Occupy Democrats—a can’t be used as a source of fact in Wikipedia articles anymore, “due to its unreliability.”
Samantha Cole
data hoarding

This Data Hoarder Is Downloading the Metadata of Roughly 10 Billion YouTube Videos

Reddit’s data hoarding community is all too familiar with massive archival projects, but collecting all of YouTube’s metadata presents some unique challenges.
Daniel Oberhaus

The FCC Shut Down a Pirate Radio Station Broadcasting Alex Jones

Regulators in Texas have put a stop to a pirate radio station operating out of a crumbling apartment complex.
Matthew Gault

Deplatforming Works

Alex Jones says getting banned by YouTube and Facebook will only make him stronger. The research says that's not true.
Jason Koebler
Infowars Banned

YouTube Is the Latest Platform to Delete Alex Jones’ Channels For Violating Its Guidelines

The Alex Jones Channel, followed by millions of people, has been deleted from YouTube.
Sarah Emerson

Facebook Suspends Alex Jones’ Profile

After facing a firestorm over misinformation on its platform, Facebook removed several videos from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and suspended his profile, meaning he cannot post any content himself for 30 days.
Joseph Cox
Whopper Sacrifice 2.0

How Burger King Can Fight InfoWars on Facebook

In 2009 the Whopper Sacrifice app encouraged people to unfriend people on Facebook in exchange for delicious burgers. It's time to bring it back.
Ashwin Rodrigues
Content Wars

Facebook Is Using Bad Free Speech Arguments to Defend InfoWars

In a series of tweets, Facebook told reporters that conspiracy theories are a matter of free speech.
Sarah Emerson

Infowars Is Fighting for the Right to Keep Using Pepe the Frog on Merchandise

Court documents reveal how Alex Jones' company will fight to keep selling Pepe branded merchandise.
Matthew Gault
Alex Jones

Matt Furie Is Winning His Fight to Liberate Pepe from the Far Right

“The goal is to keep up this enforcement so that no one out there is using Pepe in connection with hateful messages and expecting to make any money off of it.”
Matthew Gault
fake news

David Hogg Thinks His Conspiracy Theorist Trolls Are Full of Shit

The Parkland teen has a simple strategy for dealing with people who think he's a 'crisis actor:' call bullshit.
Sophie Kleeman

YouTube Says It Has No Plans to Ban Alex Jones

Just don't take Alex Jones at his word.
Emanuel Maiberg