Facebook is embroiled in another embarrassing mix-up. It appears that some users who post InfoWars articles to the social networking site are noticing that it’s being marked as “spam”. As everyone knows, content from InfoWars isn’t “spam”, it’s “bullshit”.
Alex Jones (Photo by Ben Jackson/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Screenshots posted by InfoWars writer Paul Joseph Watson showing his posts being marked as spam when they should clearly be marked as bullshit (Twitter)
Paul Joseph Watson, a writer for InfoWars, noticed the “spam” designation yesterday morning. And Facebook has really screwed the pooch on this one. InfoWars is filled with loads of misinformation and conspiracy theories, like the idea that the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 which killed 20 children and six adults was all staged by actors paid by the government. Again, that’s not spam, it’s bullshit.
InfoWars, which was founded by Alex Jones, seems to have a new conspiracy to peddle each week. One week he’s saying that Hillary Clinton smells of rotting meat and is literally a demon, another week he’s claiming that Michelle Obama is transgender. The people who run Facebook should be ashamed of themselves for labelling this stuff as spam. It’s simple bullshit.
Jones and his lackeys enjoy publishing baseless claims, like the idea that Beyonce is on the CIA payroll or the old classic that 9-11 was an inside job. InfoWars has really been on the forefront of the so-called 9-11 Truther movement, which claims that the 11 September 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York and the attack on the Pentagon were all false flags designed by the US government to scare people into giving up all their rights. Labelling this kind of stuff as spam has got to be leaving Facebook red-faced. Everyone knows it’s bullshit.
Then-candidate Trump even appeared on Alex Jones’s show back in December of 2015, proving again that what InfoWars peddles isn’t spam. They traffic in the stuff that’s synonymous with the current US president: Pure, unadulterated, uncut bullshit.
Gizmodo reached out to Facebook but had not heard back at time of writing.