Following the Deplatformed: Where are they now?

Simon Murdoch - 01 02 19

They’re down, but they’re not out – yet. At the bottom of this page you’ll find the contact details of the major remaining online hosts of these figures or groups, in case you see that they are engaging in harmful behaviour on these platforms and would like to report them (more specific hosts are included in the profiles immediately below).

InfoWars/Alex Jones

Undoubtedly, Jones and his InfoWars network, known for spreading hateful conspiracy theories, received the greatest deplatforming blows after a slew of accounts were closed, starting in early August 2018.

First, InfoWars’ podcasts were removed from Spotify, Stitcher and iTunes, followed by Facebook’s removal of various InfoWars videos, before a suspension of his profile and finally four InfoWars Facebook pages (the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the Infowars Page, and the Infowars Nightly News Page). In turn, YouTube closed Jones’ YouTube channel, which had at the time 2.4 million subscribers, followed by further sites including Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram.

At present, InfoWars and/or Jones are present still across a huge number of pages and platforms:

– InfoWars app on Google Play and through Google Play via the ‘Beyond Pod’ app
– Periscope
– Google +
– Instagram
– LinkedIn
– Facebook
– As the ‘NewsWars’ and InfoWars Europe sites (registered with, Epik Inc)
– Through the ‘Prison Planet’ site (registered with Tierra Net)
– On the InfoWars Store site (registered with, 1&1 Internet SE) and on Instagram
– On the ‘InfoWars Yes’ skincare and supplements site (registered with GoDaddy); InfoWars Yes is an Independent Distributor of Jeunesse Global
– Through the ‘Washington’s Reserve’ hemp extract products site (registered with GoDaddy)
– Soundcloud
– NewsWars’ Facebook page
– David Knight podcast
– War Room Facebook, Minds profile, Brighteon profile (whose owner Mike Adams supports Jones, but whose site registrar, NameSilo, can be contacted here), TuneIn podcast provider, and Spreaker podcast provider
– Radionomy online radio site (owned by AudioValley)
Bullhorn podcast app

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson)

In August Lennon, a British anti-Muslim activist who became the focus of international support from the far right in 2018, had his YouTube videos demonetised in January, was deplatformed from Twitter in March, briefly from Instagram in August, apparently in error, and had his PayPal account closed in November. Lennon has attempted to use his deplatforming to play into a free speech martyr narrative (the default response of many in the far right in the past year, despite the huge contradictions in this idea). To this end, he and his team have been creating ‘Global Aim’, to host those kicked off elsewhere. At the time of writing, the project is yet to launch, but in the meantime you can contact the site’s landing page registrar, GoDaddy. Lennon still is on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

Gavin McInnes

Gavin McInnes

In August McInnes, former host on the Canadian far-right YouTube channel Rebel Media and founder and former leader of the far-right Proud Boys fraternity, was deplatformed from Twitter, and from YouTube in December. Since then, he is back on YouTube and maintains a Google+ account.

Generation Identity

Generation Identity (GI), an anti-Muslim and racial separatist youth movement with branches across Europe and elsewhere, had the Facebook pages of various national and regional branches removed in June, including key branches in France, Germany and Austria. This came as a major blow to the movement, who rely heavily on their social media branding as part of their ‘metapolitical’ strategy to spread their hateful ideas.

The movement has faced further woes offline following the release of a damning investigation by Al Jazeera and the arrest of French GI members in January 2019 following an anti-immigrant action in the Alps in July 2018, though the recent final acquittals of Austrian GI activists following a 2018 trial will have given them a boost. Generally, established GI branches are focused increasingly on their VKontakte and Telegram channels to reach their supporters and potential new recruits. For information on reporting inappropriate content on VKontakte, see here and likewise here for Telegram.

It has also put increased pressure on the de facto face of the movement, Austrian GI co-leader, Martin Sellner, who has focused more and more on his YouTube channels and created more video content generally in a bid to keep the movement in the public eye outside of their direct actions. He also maintains a Telegram channel, VKontakte, Soundcloud, Twitter, a site hosted by Domain Factory and a newsletter hosted by SendInBlue.

Richard Spencer

Spencer, who had previously been much at the fore of the public image of the alt-right, had his organisation, the National Policy Institute (NPI) and his site, kicked from Facebook in April 2018. The NPI’s site is currently hosted by Tucows Inc, whilst Spencer still maintains a Twitter, and is hosted by Shinjiru.

Milo Yiannopoulos

Credit: Channel 4

In 2018 British-born, US-residing Yiannopoulos, the former Breitbart Technology Editor and anti-Muslim and anti-feminist activist, has had a continued spiral of deplatforming in recent years. Indeed, he’s arguably the most proficient member of the far right at getting banned today; in December 2018 he was kicked from Patreon after a single day. He still maintains a Facebook page, Instagram and YouTube account, as well as his ‘Dangerous’ site, its Twitter, and newsletter provided by Sumo.

Mike Peinovich (AKA Mike Enoch)

Mike Peinovich, founder of the alt-right blog and podcast network, was kicked from Twitter in April 2018. Since then Peinovich continues his podcast network through the Liberated Syndication service and its site is hosted through Tucows Inc.

Colin Robertson (AKA Millennial Woes)

Scottish alt-right vlogger Robertson was kicked from Twitter in October 2018. Currently, his eponymous site is hosted by GoDaddy and his branded clothing sold from ‘Identity Aesthetics’, who are hosted by Tucows. He also maintains multiple YouTube channels a BitChute (who, again, are hosted by Epik Inc.), a Facebook account, Instagram, SubscribeStar and Gab.

Daryush Valizadeh (AKA Roosh V)

After alt-right sympathising US Pick-Up Artist Valizadeh had his PayPal account closed in 2017 and Amazon prevented his newest book from being sold in November 2018, Valizadeh has struggled to keep his online presence afloat and put one of his sites, Return of Kings, on hiatus in October 2018. At present, his personal site is hosted by Enom and he maintains a YouTube channel, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram.

Major/recurring hosts contact/content reporting details:

Google Play
Google +


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