Infowars to pay $15K for unauthorized Pepe the Frog posters

Business 06/10/19, 11:28

Conspiracy-promoting website Infowars will pay $15,000 to resolve a copyright infringement lawsuit over its sales of a poster featuring the image of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that was hijacked by far-right extremists and racist internet trolls. Infowars host Alex Jones on Monday signed his companies' settlement agreement with Pepe's ...

Judge refuses to toss suit over Pepe the Frog poster sales

U.S. 05/17/19, 14:36

A federal judge will let a jury decide whether conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars website had a legal right to sell a poster featuring the image of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that became hijacked by far-right extremists. U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald refused Thursday to throw out a copyright ...

Farrakhan says he doesn’t hate Jewish people

U.S. 05/09/19, 21:14

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan says despite assertions by Facebook when it banned him from its platform, he is not a hater of Jewish people, not a misogynist nor a homophobe.During a speech Thursday at a Roman Catholic church on Chicago's South Side, Farrakhan asserted people shouldn't be ...

President Trump attacks social media companies after Facebook bans

Politics 05/04/19, 11:41

President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!" Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, said he would "monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms. " He has previously asserted that ...

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for hate speech

Business 05/02/19, 14:02

Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company's ban against hate and violence.The company said Thursday that it has also banned right-wing extremists Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Jones' site, ...

Judge drops Infowars’ Alex Jones from Ohio flag-burning suit

U.S. 03/30/19, 13:55

A federal judge has dismissed Infowars radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and two of his associates from a lawsuit filed by a man claiming his rights were violated when police arrested him for trying to burn an American flag during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.The lawsuit ...

Lyndon LaRouche’s conspiracy mindset lives on

U.S. 02/15/19, 02:05

Lyndon LaRouche died on the fringes this week, with his name little known to anyone under 50 and his death rumored online a day before mainstream outlets confirmed it. His influence will surely outlast him. The 8-time presidential candidate never received many votes, but he had a global following, and has ...

PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars

Tech 09/21/18, 18:25

You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones.The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles "I Stand With Trump" ...

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