- Where did Jon Snow go? Unpacking the ‘Game of Thrones’ ending 9 Months Ago
- So, did anyone actually win ‘Game of Thrones’? 9 Months Ago
- The surprising religious subtext of ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Today 12:53 PM
- Robin Arryn got hot—and the internet is seriously shook Today 12:40 PM
- Tana Mongeau is going to VidCon a year after TanaCon disaster Today 12:12 PM
- What have 2020 Democrats said about Alabama’s abortion ban? Today 11:36 AM
- People keep throwing milkshakes at the U.K.’s far-right politicians Today 11:10 AM
- James Charles is rebounding from his YouTube scandal—and his mentor is paying the price Today 10:42 AM
- Conservatives accuse Pete Buttigieg of wanting to tear down Jefferson Memorial Today 10:28 AM
- Graduating Moorehouse students thank billionaire for vowing to pay off $40m in student debt Today 10:22 AM
- ‘Westworld’ season 3 trailer gives us a new world, Aaron Paul Today 10:17 AM
- Twitch streamer says she’s receiving backlash for ‘getting men banned’ Today 9:27 AM
- ‘Game of Thrones’ fulfilled a twisted version of its biggest prophecy Today 8:17 AM
- Minions memes are more popular than the far-right on Telegram Today 7:35 AM
- ‘Best of Nextdoor’ reveals the true insanity of modern life Today 7:30 AM
Vimeo is gathering a growing number of sites.
Video-sharing service Vimeo is the latest platform to ban Alex Jones and his controversial network InfoWars, citing the show violated the company’s terms of service.
Facebook, YouTube, and iTunes are just a few of the other content aggregators who have already remove Jones and his program dedicated to spreading conspiracy theories.
A Vimeo spokesperson told Business Insider that InfoWars “violated our Terms of Service prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content” and the company “did not want to profit from content of that nature in any way.” Pressure from outside sources along with an alleged internal Slack discussion launched by employees unhappy that the videos still existed on the platform also behind the ban.
Twitter announced last week that Jones would not lose his account, even though a few of his tweets did violate company policy. Jones and his staff removed several tweets to “take the super high road,” and Twitter will allegedly keep a close eye on the account for the foreseeable future.
In light of Jones and InfoWars removal from Facebook, the New York Times revealed inside sources claiming Mark Zuckerberg originally didn’t want Jones’s content removed. Zuckerberg felt removing the videos from the social platform was exactly what Jones wanted to bring more attention to himself. Eventually, Zuckerberg gave in and banned InfoWars for violating Facebook’s community standards rules on hate speech.
Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud is expected to announce the decision at a Town Hall meeting on Monday morning in New York.
H/T Business Insider
Chris Illuminati is an author and reporter whose work for the Daily Dot focuses on meme culture. His work has been published in Rolling Stone, FanSided, BroBible, Penthouse, and AskMen.