Several mainstream media outlets announced news of Facebook’s latest Infowars ban within moments of each other, leading many to accuse the company of coordinating the announcement with members of the media.

On Thursday, users on Twitter noted that CNN, The Verge, The Washington Post and The Atlantic all published articles about Facebook and Instagram’s purge of content associated with Alex Jones within minutes of each other.

The Atlantic article even contained a custom graphic.

“Tech companies are in bed with mainstream media and trying to take out the competition as they descend into irrelevance,” commented reformed liberal Dave Rubin.

The ban extends to all content associated with Infowars, Alex Jones or Paul Joseph Watson, in addition to Louis Farrakhan, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer.

According to The Atlantic, Infowars is currently subject to Facebook’s most strict ban, meaning users who share our content will have it automatically removed.

“Facebook and Instagram will remove any content containing Infowars videos, radio segments, or articles (unless the post is explicitly condemning the content), and Facebook will also remove any groups set up to share Infowars content and events promoting any of the banned extremist figures, according to a company spokesperson,” writes Atlantic’s Taylor Lorenz.

Wired points out news of the bans came an hour ahead of the actual accounts going down, another sign the company is in way over its head in terms of regulating content.



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