Vimeo scrubs Alex Jones from streaming service

Vimeo scrubs Alex Jones from streaming service

Vimeo is the latest platform that has removed InfoWars' account from its platform, following Facebook and YouTube.

Twitter describes its code of conduct as "A Living Document" because the rules change from time to time.

This morning, Business Insider reported that Vimeo had removed some of Jones' content citing a violation of its Terms of Service.

Shannon Coulter, co-founder of #GrabYourWallet, which bills itself as "the movement that turns consumer power into a more equitable world", gained traction via a thread which instructed users on how best to encourage Twitter to drop Alex Jones. Was it political? Or did Jones really break the ruled on Facebook, YouTube, Apple, Spotify all on the same day?

Since founding InfoWars in 1999, Jones has managed to amass a massive audience.

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The videos violated the company's Terms of Service prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content, a Vimeo spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.

It was just one day later that Twitter made a decision to get with what all of the other social media websites were doing and begin to delete Alex Jones materials as well. "Twitter asked that members of its safety team not be identified, for fear of them becoming targeted by internet trolls", the Times reports.

Twitter users criticised the microblogging site this week for its failure to take a harder stance on Jones and InfoWars.

It marks a major about face for Facebook, which had said in recent weeks that it refused to ban Infowars on the grounds of protecting free speech on its platform. The move was thought to be galvanised by a social media backlash, with activists flagging Spotify's continued streaming of the content, which other sites had chose to remove.

"We will continue to review any content that is flagged to us and take action as appropriate", the Twitter spokesperson said.

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