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Alex Jones Reportedly Sent CNN Cease and Desist Accusing Them of ‘Un-American’ Conduct

CNN’s Oliver Darcy has been doing a fair amount of reporting recently on Facebook and fake news. Earlier this month Darcy asked Facebook officials about why their desire to combat misinformation online does not seem to include taking down conspiracy outlet InfoWars.

Fast-forward to today and Darcy now has reporting on one big move Facebook has finally taken:

Facebook suspended the personal profile of controversial InfoWars founder Alex Jones on Thursday, and removed four videos associated with his namesake page and that of InfoWars, a spokesperson for the social media company said.

“We received reports related to four different videos on the Pages that Infowars and Alex Jones maintain on Facebook,” the spokesperson said in a statement provided to CNN. “We reviewed the content against our Community Standards and determined that it violates. All four videos have been removed from Facebook.”

Well, it turns out that after this report was filed today, Jones sent CNN a “cease and desist” through a representative.

As Darcy described on air, the statement was “totally bonkers.” The cease and desist apparently accuses CNN of being “outrageously anti-American” and trying to ban his free speech.

Jones went after CNN in a YouTube video posted this afternoon titled “CNN Caught Bullying Alex Jones and InfoWars.”

You can watch part of Darcy’s on-air report above, via CNN.

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