Payment processing giant PayPal has cut off the account of Alex Jones—the latest in a long line of technology companies to cut ties with the radio host and online provocateur.
“We undertook an extensive review of the Infowars sites and found instances that promoted hate or discriminatory intolerance,” a PayPal spokesperson told journalist Nathaniel Popper.
PayPal has given Jones’ site, Infowars, 10 days to find a new payment processor.
Alex Jones has now been banned from a long list of high-profile technology platforms. Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube all recently removed Jones’ accounts from their platforms, and Apple and Spotify have blacklisted Jones’ podcasts.
Jones has faced criticism for being a purveyor of fake news—like the baseless “Pizzagate” theory that Democratic operatives were running a pedophile ring from the basement of a DC pizzeria. He has said that a number of recent mass shootings, including the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, were hoaxes perpetrated by the government.
So far, most technology platforms have insisted that these Jones bans are not about fake news but rather about Jones’ hate speech. However, the platforms have not always been very specific about which of Jones’ many inflammatory comments have crossed the line into hate speech.