YouTube has removed the Alex Jones episode of Flagrant 2, a podcast hosted by the comedians Andrew Schulz and Akaash Singh, for “violating YouTube’s Terms of Service” less than two weeks after it was posted.
The episode featuring Jones, the founder and host of Infowars, was posted on March 9 and had racked up over two million views in the nine days it was online, making it the most popular video on the Flagrant 2 YouTube channel by far.
The Jones episode was almost three hours long and during the podcast he discussed coronavirus vaccines, Bohemian Grove (an exclusive private club where some of the world’s most powerful men meet each year), cryptocurrency, time space aliens, and more.
It’s unclear which part of the terms of service YouTube is claiming that the podcast violated but this isn’t the first time popular Jones podcast appearances have been booted from the video-sharing platform.
Last November, Jones’ first appearance on journalist Tim Pool’s Timcast IRL podcast was removed by YouTube after it had racked up more than a million views in 24 hours.
Music and podcast streaming app Spotify has also been cracking down on Jones’ guest appearance on the popular Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) podcast.
Jones’ three appearances on the JRE podcast have more than 50 million collective views on other platforms but since the start of Rogan’s exclusive deal with Spotify in September 2020, two of the episodes featuring Jones didn’t make the move to Spotify. Rogan recently admitted that Spotify was behind the censorship of some of his past episodes and said that the company didn’t want these episodes the platform.
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