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Should YouTube ban Infowars?

Infowars, the conspiracy theory outlet run by host and owner Alex Jones, is one strike away from being permanently banned from YouTube. The channel was first reported for suggesting Parkland school shooting survivors were paid "crisis actors." Infowars claims CNN is trying to purge "non-corporate channels" from YouTube. But critics argue propaganda outlets are not entitled to use YouTube to promote dangerous lies. What do you think?

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Infowars, an outlet known for promoting conspiracy theories, is reportedly one strike away from being permanently banned from YouTube. 

"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." Infowars' second strike comes as social media giants like YouTube and Twitter grapple with how to handle extremist or conspiracy theory content.

The channel, hosted by Alex Jones, was first reported for suggesting Parkland school shooting survivors were paid "crisis actors."

The first strike was related to a video targeting Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, titled "David Hogg Can't Remember His Lines In TV Interview," and suggested Hogg and others were paid "crisis actors" instead of actual students who survived the shooting.
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Many believe Infowars should've been banned long ago.

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But Infowars has defended itself, suggesting CNN is behind the campaign to have their channel banned from YouTube.

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