Alex Jones Uses Impeachment Threat in Plea to Donald Trump After Jones's Ban From Content Platforms

Far-right wing conspiracy theorist and Infowars founder Alex Jones made a plea to President Donald Trump on his radio show Monday after multiple content platforms banned Jones from their sites.

Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Stitcher have all removed Jones's content following public outrage over what many people have categorized as hate speech.The companies that banned him said his content violated their terms and conditions. The moves led Jones to appeal directly to the president, who made an appearance on Infowars in December 2015, pleading with him to make "censorship the big issue" of re-election or else face "impeachment."

"Mr. President, America knows you're real. They know the Democrats are the anti-American globalists allied with the [Chinese communists], radical Islam, the unelected [European Union] and others," Jones said Monday on the Alex Jones Radio Show. "If you [don't] come out before the midterms and make censorship the big issue of them trying to steal the election…then they will be able to steal the midterms and start the impeachment.

"It's the right thing to do, Mr. President, it's the truth, and it's crazy to believe it, it's crazy to understand it," said Jones, who had millions of social media viewers and online visitors each week. "I know you've been told this. "

Jones has since taken to Twitter, the only major social media platform that has yet to ban him, saying his Infowars website is the "one platform that they CAN'T ban and will ALWAYS have our live streams."

A Twitter spokesperson told Newsweek Monday that although Jones's and Infowars' Twitter accounts had not violated any rules, they would be restricted if they did so in the future.

As a long-time conspiracy theorist, Jones has made false and dangerous claims about real-world events and tragedies.

Six additional families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 first-graders, joined a defamation lawsuit against Jones last week for his saying the mass shooting was fake. The lawsuit stated that Jones was the "chief amplifier for a group that has worked in concert to create and propagate loathsome, false narratives about the Sandy Hook shooting and its victims and promote their harassment and abuse."

The myriad other false and debunked conspiracy theories Jones has fostered include the 9/11 terrorist attacks being a government coverup. He has also claimed, which then-candidate Trump repeated, that former President Barack Obama was born in Kenya and was therefore ineligible to be president, and that thousands of Muslims celebrated in New Jersey when the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11.