My name is Red. I am a big Alex Jones fan. I listen often, made several audio and video parodies of Alex Jones over the years, and bought a number of videos and things off his site before he moved over to the supplements business.
Some months ago, I joined Alex’s Discord. I was surprised at the amount of hate for Alex Jones on his own Discord and the postings of gore and adult content there.
I posted several of the parodies and tributes I made of Alex Jones, as well as other parodies and tributes which were some of my favorites but have since been taken down from YouTube. Some of these parodies and tributes included vulgar content. I also posted a lot of anime and memes to the Discord. People were posting worse things like gore, and there was no #rules section, so I didn’t have any reservations about posting the adult content parodies.
The next day, I was banned.
I logged on the day after with a throwaway email and a VPN, to find out what happened. All the stuff I posted was wiped, as you can do when you ban people from Discord (I run my own public Discord, Chibiusa Video Club, which I won’t spam but it is in all the major directories). Nobody from Infowars acknowledged anything I said, and other people who were still posting gore, were surprised that I as pro-Alex-Jones would be banned, while they all hated him.
My only guess is that one of these parodies was hosted on a site called PeerTube, which had an image of Donald Trump chosen as the thumbnail. However, for some reason Discord chose a random thumbnail from the video, which happened to be a vulgar troll image. The video in question involved a parody of Alex Jones and Caveman Bone Broth. Again due to the content there, I decided to let it stay.
My only other guess as to why I was banned was because I said that I was a “#NeverTrump” Republican who switched sides after Donald Trump won the primaries, though have since come to support Trump in time for 2020. I also said I disagreed with Alex Jones on vaccines, had differing views on some of the conspiracy theories, and a few other things.
I joined the read-only Infowars Army server for a while, and just joined it again, and have not been banned from that.
I’m still upset about this. I sent messages to the Infowars people, but received no response. I even sent a message over Discord PM warning of a Reddit user who was using the platform for doxing Alex Jones and his fans and took credit for having a secret Alex Jones account on Instagram shut down. No
response and still banned. I hope I am at least welcomed here on the forum. With so many groups banning people they disagree with on random issues, or conspiring to have them shut down from other places, and others forcing things to be family-friendly, free speech is hard to find.
Does anyone know why despite all the parodies and tributes I posted, some of which I made myself, I was banned, and am being ignored when I try and find out why or show my support, especially in contrast to these Alex Jones haters and gore posters who were allowed to stay?