Disqus, the popular user comments system, has banned InfoWars from using its service amid the Big Tech purge which has seen Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Apple podcasts, Spotify, Microsoft’s LinkedIn, and more ban Infowars and Alex Jones from their platforms.
Infowars founder Alex Jones announced the ban on Twitter, Tuesday, publishing a screenshot of the email sent to him from Disqus.
“As of Today, Disqus is terminating services for the shortnames ‘nfocom’, ‘europe-infowars’, ‘Newswars’, ‘infowarspaulrevere’, ‘prisonpcom’, and ‘planetinfowars’,” it continued. “Additionally Disqus is blocking the domains ‘infowars.com’, ‘newswars.com’, and ‘prisonplanet.com’.”
Thanks for reaching out. After review, today, we removed Infowars and their affiliated websites from Disqus for violations of our terms.
— Disqus (@disqus) August 7, 2018
A Disqus spokesperson commented to Breitbart News, “Yesterday, after careful review, we removed Disqus from Infowars and associated sites for multiple violations of our Basic Rules for Disqus-powered Sites.”
Following a left-wing and mainstream media pressure campaign involving CNN, Big Tech platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Apple podcasts, Spotify, LinkedIn, and MailChimp banned InfoWars and Jones from their platforms for “hate speech,” and “hateful content,” despite refusing to state what the hateful content was.
On Monday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) declared Silicon Valley companies “must do more than take down one” conservative website.
“The survival of our democracy depends on it,” he proclaimed.