Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of Infowars, has been having a really bad year. Not only has he been banned from Facebook and YouTube, but Twitter, Spotify, and Vimeo have also pulled his content and placed restrictions on his accounts. Plus, to add insult to injury, it’s being reported that the FCC has shut down Jones’ pirate flagship radio station, fining them $15,000 for illegal broadcasts.
According to The Austin Statesman:
‘A pirate radio station that serves as controversial host Alex Jones’ Austin flagship has been knocked off the city’s airwaves – at least temporarily – and the Federal Communications Commission has levied a $15,000 penalty that the station’s operators are refusing to pay.
‘A lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Austin accuses Liberty Radio of operating at 90.1 FM without federal consent since at least 2013. Religious programming was airing on that frequency Wednesday, in place of Liberty Radio.’
The lawsuit names Walter Olenick and M. Rae Nadler-Olenick as defendants and states that the FCC had tracked the transmissions to a 50-foot tower at an Austin apartment complex owned by an entity linked to the Olenicks.
It’s no secret that Jones has been spreading conspiracy theories for years, including his heinous reports about the Sandy Hook tragedy in which he claimed that the senseless deaths of little children and their teachers was all a hoax, for which he was sued by multiple families of the victims.
And, of course, who could forget “Pizzagate,” where Jones claimed that Hillary Clinton was somehow involved in a child-trafficking and sex ring and had secret meetings in the basement of a Washington DC pizzeria. This insane allegation prompted a man to rush the pizzeria with a gun, demanding information from the restaurant’s owner.
Well, it now looks like Jones is running out of places to spew his filth. Let’s hope that this latest turn of events will put a stop to him once and for all.
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