Many companies have suspended advertising on Infowars’ Youtube channels after CNN contacted them about their ads appearing on the website.
A CNN article published Saturday reads, “CNN has discovered ads on InfoWars’ channels from companies and organizations such as Nike (NKE), Acer, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Network, the Mormon Church, Moen, Expedia (EXPE), Alibaba (BABA), HomeAway, the NRA, Honey, Wix and ClassPass.”
The article also indicates that after CNN got in touch with the companies, many suspended their ads:
Many of the brands — including Nike, Moen, Expedia, Acer, ClassPass, Honey, Alibaba and OneFamily — have suspended ads on InfoWars’ channels after being contacted by CNN for comment. The companies, with the exception of Alibaba, which declined to comment, said they had been unaware their ads were running on The Alex Jones Channel.
InfoWars’ main Youtube channel “The Alex Jones Channel” is already on thin ice with Youtube after receiving two “strikes.”
Youtube will ban channels that get more than three strikes in three months. If “The Alex Jones Channel” gets another strike, it can be permanently taken down.
InfoWars got another strike on their YouTube account for a Florida shooting video, now one strike left before they get banned. pic.twitter.com/onfHR4vIOO
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) February 27, 2018
Alex Jones has been widely criticized for spreading conspiracy theories, notably about 9/11 and the Sandy Hook shooting.
Advertiser boycott strategies have been used against other commentators.
Sean Hannity was the subject of a boycott pushed by Media Matters in November over allegations of sexual abuse made against Roy Moore. (RELATED: Media Matters Using Roy Moore Allegations To Go After Hannity’s Advertisers)