YouTube removed the TruNews channel, whose founder referred to the impeachment of President Donald Trump as a “Jew coup,” from the platform on Feb. 20.
TruNews announced that it had been banned in a tweet.
Jewish groups praised YouTube for banning TruNews.
“We hope other social media platforms will follow suit,” Anti-Defamation League CEO and National Director Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted.
StandWithUs co-founder and CEO Roz Rothstein similarly tweeted, “Homophobe, anti-Semite, [TruNews Founder Pastor] Rick Wiles — who spews disturbing garbage, is not a happy camper right now.”
A clip of Wiles went viral in November, in which he said: “That’s the way the Jews work. They are deceivers. They plot. They lie. They do whatever they have to do to accomplish their political agenda. This impeach Trump movement is part of a Jew coup, and the American people better wake up to it fast.” Other comments that Wiles has made in the past include calling Jews part of the “synagogue of Satan” and claiming that Israel assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
Wiles has claimed that TruNews has received press credentials from the White House, including to January’s World Economic Forum in Switzerland. The White House declined to provide an on-the-record comment to the Journal at the time.
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