MailChimp removes accounts for Alex Jones, Infowars

Email marketing service provider MailChimp has removed accounts for Alex Jones and Infowars, citing "hateful content," according to Media Matters for America.

The progressive group said MailChimp confirmed its action on Tuesday, a day after the Infowars founder displayed a document from the company during a livestream broadcast. The document referenced in Jones's show reportedly said MailChimp had removed his account for violating the company's terms of use.

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"MailChimp doesn’t generally comment on individual users or accounts, but we’ll make an exception today," the MailChimp statement read, according to Media Matters. "MailChimp notified Infowars that their accounts have been terminated for violating our Terms of Service, which make it clear that we don’t allow people to use our platform to disseminate hateful content."

"The decision to terminate this account was thoughtfully considered and is in line with our company’s values," MailChimp added.

The news comes the same week that several other tech companies, including Facebook, YouTube and Apple, removed Infowars from their platforms and websites. The Hill reported on Monday that Jones, a controversial right-wing conspiracy theorist, was banned from YouTube after he attempted to circumvent the site's enforcement measures.

Facebook removed four pages belonging to Jones due to repeated violations of the platform’s content policies.

Jones and Infowars have frequently pushed unfounded theories about the U.S. government being behind the 9/11 attacks and other deadly events. Jones has been sued for his role in promoting an unsubstantiated theory that the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax.