Facebook suspended the personal profile of controversial InfoWars founder Alex Jones on Thursday, and removed four videos associated with his namesake page and that of InfoWars, a spokesperson for the social media company said.
The company received a number of reports related to four different videos on Jones" page, as well as his more popular page "Infowars'. Three of the four videos that were removed were first reported to Facebook yesterday.
Facebook's actions come after YouTube issued a new strike against Jones' channel earlier this week and removed four videos that violated its community guidelines. YouTube's "strike" against Infowars means it is banned from live-streaming on the platform for 90 days.
A Facebook spokesperson also said if Jones or his fellow admins continue to break its rules, his pages face a permanent ban from the site.
One of the videos featured Jones stating that Muslims were taking control over European countries, with another one of the videos comparing drag queens to Satanists.
"Our Community Standards make it clear that we prohibit content that encourages physical harm [bullying], or attacks someone based on their religious affiliation or gender identity [hate speech]", a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement about Jones' suspension. The fourth video was reported about a month ago; Facebook said it a made a mistake in originally deciding the video didn't violate policies.
The social network told CNet that the Alex Jones Channel on Facebook was close to the threshold which would see it shut down and deleted. The Alex Jones Channel received a strike back in February, but that has since expired.
However, Jones' recent video in which he attacks Special Counsel Robert Mueller and mimes shooting him remains up on Facebook.
Disclosure: Sean Hollister's wife works for Facebook as an internal video producer. Asked by CNN how they can claim to be serious about tackling the problem of misinformation online while simultaneously allowing InfoWars to maintain a page with almost one million followers, company executives struggled to provide an answer. Though Jones will be prohibited from posting using his account, other administrators will be still be able to post content on his page.