Anti-racism campaigners call YouTube star Logan Paul reckless and rude interviewing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on his channel.
Mr. Alex Jones is currently banned from YouTube for violating the site’s policy on abusive behavior. He also is banned from many other social platforms for breaching conditions governing such behavior.
The Hope Not Hate campaign said:
It was a blunder for Mr. Paul to give a platform to an extremist. Well, the two-hour chat with Mr. Jones features on the Logan Paul podcast channel, currently has about 1.4 million subscribers, many of whom happen to be teens and 20s.
While being interviewed, Mr. Paul giggles with Mr. Jones about his widely contested views, at one point going along with Mr. Jones’s claim that former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as crazy.
For that matter, Mr. Paul does challenge Mr. Jones, who is being sued for defamation by parents of children killed during the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, on his views on the massacre, saying his view of it as a falsification could become something terrible.
Joe Mulhall [[Senior Researcher at Hope Not Hate]
Joe criticized the decision to record and air the talk. Paul might have given a platform to an extremist simply to generate more views and appears to have mimicked his guest as an amusement. Also, Paul described Jones as a far-right collusion theorist but still decided to have him on his show.
This leaves us with a thought that he knew what he was doing and seemingly didn’t seem to care much.
The show has targeted a new and younger audience.
Ban from Social platform
As you observe it carefully, the interview sets to add significant views as Mr. Paul has more than four million followers on Twitter, where the chat was previewed.
Moreover, 19 million people subscribe to Mr. Paul’s main YouTube channel. Also, Mr. Paul and YouTube ought to respond to questions for comment about the interview.
Meanwhile, most of the social platforms have taken action against Mr. Jones and his InfoWars media group.
Starting from with the list, Twitter has permanently banned Mr. Jones and his InfoWars channel for regularly violating its terms and conditions, followed by Facebook, Apple, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
And Paypal has also denied processing payments on behalf of InfoWars.