Vimeo Removes Alex Jones' InfoWars Account After Surge in Uploads


On Thursday & Friday last week, InfoWars uploaded 50 new videos to the Vimeo platform.

Video platform Vimeo has removed an account belonging to Alex Jones' InfoWars after it uploaded more than 50 new videos late last week. 

A spokeswoman for the IAC-owned company confirmed that the InfoWars account was removed on Sunday, Aug. 12 "following the uploading video, on Thursday and Friday, that violated our Terms Service prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content. Vimeo has notified the account owner and issued a refund as we do not want to prit from content this nature in any way." 

Last week, Jones and his right-wing media brand were banned from several platforms, including Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Facebook and Spotify. The companies cited a violation their rules around hate speech and harassment or bullying. Twitter was one the few companies to hold f from removing Jones' accounts. CEO Jack Dorsey defended the decision on Twitter, posting that "he hasn't violated our rules." 

As Wednesday, InfoWars, which is known for spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation had fewer than a dozen videos uploaded to its Vimeo account and most centered on the topic the banning their content on other platforms. On Thursday and Friday, more than 50 new videos, totaling hours aggregate footage, were uploaded to the account. Vimeo's trust and safety team manually reviewed the content and within 48 hours determined that the videos violated its terms service. 

Jones tweeted about the removal his content from Vimeo on Monday morning, claiming that the ban was "because we reported there were 'Islamic training camps' in America."

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.