TPM: Freshly booted from several social media platforms and online streaming services, far-right conspiracy theorist and propagandist Alex Jones is on the fundraising circuit, desperately asking fans to buy his diet supplements and comparing his misinformation show, Infowars, to the Alamo.
“We knew this was coming,” Mr. Jones said on his broadcast on Monday, flagged by the New York Times. “They tried to break all the Republicans, persecute people. Trump broke through their bullying and lies. We stood beside him, and now they want to take out the press from under him, and they want to use me as the distorted poster child to do it. They think you’re weak.”
In recent days, Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, LinkedIn and Pinterest have blocked or removed most of Jones’ programming, citing policies against the spread of misinformation and the encouragement of harassment. Jones has been trying to recoup some of his losses by spreading unhinged theories, promoting his website, mobile app and encouraging listeners to purchase the diet supplements and survivalist gear. Since the ban, Infowars has become Apple’s fourth most popular mobile news app, having previously only been the 33rd most popular.
In a recent broadcast he claimed that anti-Trump “sociopaths,” Democrats, China and “globalists” were responsible for his censure.