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InfoWars Is Close to Getting Banned by YouTube, So It’s Sucking Up to This Parkland Shooting Survivor

The video sharing platform YouTube recently penalized InfoWars, the paranoid far-right conspiracy theory video and radio show, with two strikes for posting videos implying the Parkland mass shooting was a “deep state false flag operation” and that student survivors are actually hired “crisis actors” pushing an anti-gun agenda.  If InfoWars earns one more strike on YouTube within three months, it’ll be banned permanently from the platform, so naturally the show’s reprehensible host Alex Jones has started sucking up to David Hogg, the student InfoWars accused most of being a crisis actor (pictured above), begging him to come on the show in the name of free speech. Thankfully, the David Hogg InfoWars appearance isn’t likely to happen.

Although InfoWars has since claimed that YouTube took back its second strike, it didn’t stop Jones from inviting Hogg onto InfoWars in a tweet this morning.

The David Hogg InfoWars Twitter spat

In the tweet, Jones wrote, “Hi David, it would be fantastic for you to come on. I would be very thankful for that. I want to set the record straight and clear things up between you and I.”

Hogg responded with the following Tweet: “Hey Alex Jones you seem to be really confused as to what I do/who I am. I’d love to come on and clear some of this up because clearly as a shit journalist you can’t clearly.”

Jones chided Hogg, stating, “I have never called you any disparaging names,” and added, “Again Mr Hogg, in your name CNN has shut down my speech on YouTube. It is critical that you come out and support the 1st Amendment and not let them use you to end free speech.”

CNN was the news organization that alerted YouTube to InfoWars’ videos violating the video platform’s policy forbidding “harassment and cyberbullying” including “hoax videos that target the victims of these tragedies.”

Jones later wrote on Twitter, “David, you are welcome to come on the show…. You are now a public figure & activist. You are not immune to criticism. We know your views on the 2nd amendment. Do you support the 1st?”

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says the American government can’t ban a citizen’s free speech. It says nothing about companies like YouTube banning users like InfoWars who agree not to use their platform to sic viewers on a teenage mass shooting survivor.

InfoWars is the same program that accused a gay-owned Washington D.C. pizzeria of being the center of a #Pizzagate child-molestation ring, a claim that convinced a gunman to shoot up the place. InfoWars also said the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting that killed 20 six- and seven-year-olds was faked, a claim which compelled others to send death threats to the deceased kids’ parents.

Alex Jones has since challenged Hogg to a debate.

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