Infowars-Alex Jones

Last updated on April 10th, 2021 at 10:02 am

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CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE

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  • Overall, InfoWars/Alex Jones is a crackpot, tin foil hat-level conspiracy website that strongly promotes pseudoscience. The amount of fake news and debunked conspiracy claims, as well as extreme right-wing bias, renders InfoWars a non-credible source on any level.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1999 by Alex Jones, InfoWars is a far-right American conspiracy theorist and fake news website and media platform. The radio program originates from Austin, Texas, and is broadcast on over 100 radio stations. InfoWars routinely reports fake news that has led to harassment lawsuits against Alex Jones. InfoWars is most famous for promoting the fake false flag idea that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings were staged by actors and directed by the government. This has resulted in numerous lawsuits against Jones by grieving parents who lost their children in the mass shooting. Further, during a child custody case, Jones’s attorney admitted that Alex Jones is a “performance artist.”

In February 2018, Alex Jones was accused by former employees of antisemitism and sexual harassment of women staff members. Jones denied the allegations. In August of 2018, InfoWars/Alex Jones content was removed and banned from Facebook, Youtube, Spotify, and Apple due to a violation of community standards through hate speech promotion.

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Funded by / Ownership

Alex Jones owns InfoWars through Free Speech Systems LLC. Alex Jones/Infowars is funded through advertising on both the radio and website and the sale of pseudoscience products.

Analysis / Bias

In review, InfoWars is a Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracy multimedia source. Alex Jones has become famous for selling fake stories and debunked claims to a large audience. There are simply too many crazy conspiracies to list, and with that in mind, here are some of his more famous/infamous claims:

Editorially, Infowars presents with an extreme right-wing bias with virtually all stories favoring the right and denigrating the left such as this: ADD ONE TO CLINTON BODY COUNT, JEFFREY EPSTEIN KILLED DURING SUICIDE WATCH. There obviously isn’t any evidence to support Infowars’ claim and hence why it is a conspiracy.

Failed Fact Checks

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Overall, InfoWars/Alex Jones is a crackpot, tin foil hat-level conspiracy website that strongly promotes pseudoscience. The amount of fake news and debunked conspiracy claims, as well as extreme right-wing bias, renders InfoWars a non-credible source on any level. (7/20/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 4/10/2021)

Source: http://www.infowars.com/

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