Valley's coordinated purge of all things Infowars from social
media has had an unexpected result; website traffic to Infowars.com has
soared in the past week, according to Amazon's website ranking
was recently banned by YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, Google Podcast,
Spotify, iHeartRadio, MailChimp, Disqus, LinkedIn, Flickr,
Pinterest and several others - leading many to wonder exactly how
and why this was seemingly coordinated mass takedown took place
popular supplements were even stripped of their "Amazon's Choice"
tags on the website:
said, Google and Apple are still allowing people to access
Infowars content via apps, which have seen their
downloads spike as well.
still can access InfoWars through the same tech companies that
just banned it. Google still offers the Infowars app for Android
users, and Apple customers can download it through the App
of Friday, the
show’s phone app remained near the top of the charts in both
the Apple App and Google Play stores. Infowars
Official, an app that lets viewers stream Jones’ shows and read
news of the day, was ranked
fourth among trending apps in the Google Play store Friday.
In the news category on Apple’s App Store, Infowars earned the
fourth slot under the top free apps, behind Twitter and News
Break, a local and breaking news service, revealing a sudden
boost of user downloads. -American
more, Jones says that 5.6
million people subscribed to the Infowars newsletter within 48
hours of his YouTube ban, according
to the Daily
more he claims the publicity surrounding the action taken by the
likes of YouTube, Facebook and Apple - who have blocked his
content and removed his channels - has gained him millions of
subscribers - not lost him followers.
claims 5.6million people have subscribed to the Infowars
newsletter and free podcast in the past 48 hours.
what's happened 'bull***t', the 44-year-old Texan said: 'Why not
say I'm flying a Nazi flying carpet. I sit up in the morning and
I s**t Hitler out of my a**. It's bull***t. -Daily
I play devil's advocate, because I play both sides, they've taken
me out of context, they
are using me as a test case to try to
bring an EU style web censorship," Jones said. "They've got
mainline Democratic senators saying they ought to restrict Fox
News, Tucker Carlson, Matt Drudge, the President himself. They
are misrepresenting what I've said and done and are using that
to set a precedent for internet wide de-platforming, censorship
beyond what Russia does, what China does, ahead of the midterms
(election). The whole thing is fake."
at Infowars' stats, a little over 10% of their pre-ban traffic in
July came from social media, with Facebook about half of that.
Which likely means that Jones will survive as most of his traffic
is direct, as users access the site via typing it into the URL bar
or click on a bookmark, instead of coming through search
terms of dollars and cents, the website Social
Blade estimates that over the last 30 days, the
Infowars YouTube channel received a little over 17 million views.
With average YouTube ad revenue is around $2 per 1,000 clicks
(CPM), and InfoWars undoubtedly demonetized for much of that,
YouTube's decision to ban Jones and his channels cost the Infowars
enterprise up to $400,000.
a flood of new traffic has been driven to Infowars.com, which is
probably paying a much higher CPM. It's entirely possible that if
the newfound site visitors stick around, Jones
would end up more profitable than before he was