Alex Jones Is Running Out of Platforms to Boot Him: Add MailChimp to List

“MailChimp doesn’t generally comment on individual users or accounts, but we’ll make an exception today”

Last Updated: August 7, 2018 @ 12:05 PM

At this point, it might be easier to name the platforms Alex Jones still has.

MailChimp, an email marketing service, is the latest to boot the “InfoWars” host who is known for peddling conspiracy theories.

“MailChimp doesn’t generally comment on individual users or accounts, but we’ll make an exception today,” the company said in a statement to Media Matters on Tuesday. “MailChimp notified Infowars that their accounts have been terminated for violating our Terms of Service, which make it clear that we don’t allow people to use our platform to disseminate hateful content.”

“We take our responsibility to our customers and employees seriously,” the statement went on to say. “The decision to terminate this account was thoughtfully considered and is in line with our company’s values.”

Jones also reported he was booted off the platform, showing a document during a live stream informing him he was being removed “effective immediately” over term use violations. (See the video below.)

On Monday, Jones social media blackout rippled through the internet, as porn company YouPorn announced that it would no longer host any Jones-related content, and said it had deleted six videos which violated its terms of service. (Yes, you read that right.)

The company’s announcement came after several other major platforms announced they were severing ties with Jones. YouTube, Pinterest, Apple, Facebook and Spotify all removed Jones’ InfoWars pages. YouTube also removed Jones’ personal YouTube channel. Online radio platform Stitcher also removed Jones’ channel.

MailChimp’s move could put more pressure on Twitter to weigh in. The social media network has been one of Jones’ last major holdouts.

Jones has frequently peddled conspiracy theories on his show, saying that the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks were staged and that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax perpetrated by anti-gun activists. (Neither claim is true).

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