YouTube is the first one in removing the content of Alex Jones, which follows Facebook, Apple and Spotify yanking InfoWars pages and podcasts. It has been confirmed that YouTube has closed the verified Alex Jones Channel for violating community guidelines, and has contacted YouTube for additional details. This channel had at least 2.4 million subscribers. YouTube also published an official statement that all users agree to comply with the Terms of Service and Community Guidelines of YouTube when they sign up to use YouTube. If users violate these policies repeatedly, like their policies against hate speech and harassment or our terms prohibiting circumvention of YouTube’s enforcement measures, their accounts would be terminated.
It sounds as though the ban came as a result of Jones trying to circumvent YouTube’s ban on live-streaming from his account by doing so through other channels. As that’s a term of service violation, his channels have been completely terminated. YouTube took down several videos of Jones in July for hate speech and issued a strike (considered a warning) against his channel. It seems that with other companies taking a harder stance against the content of Jones, YouTube is less willing to tolerate the controversy Jones brings. Spotify took down some episodes of the podcast of Jones last week following a backlash against the conspiracy theorist; the company ruled that the episodes violated its hate speech policy. Point to be noted that Stitcher has also removed the podcast too.