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Infowars returned to YouTube. It lasted less than a day

Alex Jones, the founder of the outlet known for spreading conspiracy theories and baseless information, was banned from YouTube and numerous other sites in 2018 after violating policies including publicizing conspiracy theories related to school shootings. Foto: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Cal

Far-right outlet Infowars made a short-lived return to YouTube Thursday after its banishment last year, briefly illustrating social media's struggle to remove rule-breaking content while still maintaining a forum for free expression.

A channel, called The War Room, surfaced for a few hours and started posting new videos. It was unclear how they were posted. Alex Jones, the founder of the outlet known for spreading conspiracy theories and baseless information, was banned from YouTube and numerous other sites in 2018 after violating policies including publicizing conspiracy theories related to school shootings. He had multiple channels on the site...

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