Huh. Apparently YouTube actually DOES have standards. Good to know.
According to CNN, the infamous conspiracy theory group received a "Second Strike" against their YouTube channel for promoting conspiracy theories related to the Parkland school shooting. They posted a video referring to survivor turned activist David Hogg as a "crisis actor," which has been removed by YouTube.
Wait, so YouTube has a rule against promoting conspiracy theories? Have they watched any of these InfoWars videos? That's pretty much ALL Alex Jones does!
InfoWars of course is blaming the mainstream media for this. They called the second strike a "CNN lobbying campaign." They may have a point. After all, YouTube is still running a video where Alex Jones claims that chemicals in the water are turning frogs gay. Apparently, that's not bat guano crazy enough to warrant removal but targeting a kid making the rounds of cable newsrooms is.
The notice served by YouTube states "This is the second strike applied to your account within three months. As a result, you're unable to post new content to YouTube for two weeks," the alert said. "If there are no further issues, the ability to upload will be automatically restored after this two week period." A third strike in a 3 month period will mean termination. I'm sure it will be a blow to their 2 million subscribers if they're cut off like that.
But don't worry, InfoWars will still retain its White House press credentials.