Youtube censors US journalist The London Daily News 12 May, 2009
Radio and internet journalist Alex Jones has been censored by the internet giant Youtube with the removal of the "Alex Jones Channel" from the site, causing revulsion across the United States and Europe, in what is increasingly being seen as another example of a "Big Brother" intervention in the democratic process.
Alex Jones best known for his investigative journalism around the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre and his conspiratorial theories describes himself on his website infowars.com as:
"Syndicated radio journalist and documentary filmmaker Alex Jones has been on the front lines of the growing global information war from ground zero to the occult playgrounds of the power-mad elite."
The "Alex Jones show" on YouTube was attracting around 1 million views a week, and was responsible for the "The Obama Deception" which has clocked 1,897,810 views.
YouTube apparently pulled the "Alex Jones Channel" from its site for a potential legal action from a US newspaper claiming a potential copyright breach over Jones use of its articles on his radio programme.
Increasingly YouTube has been scorned for its move away from its foundation of "free speech video" to being seen as part of the establishment it tried to redefine when it was first established.