Jones has been criticized in the past as a conspiracy theorist promoting untrue hypotheses about events like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, in which 26 students and staff members were killed. With 2.2 million subscribers, any limitations placed on the channel would have a big impact.
Mr Hogg has become a target for a number of false conspiracy theories in the far-right media accusing him of being paid to play a victim of the shooting in order to push an anti-gun agenda. In addition, previous year we updated the application of our harassment policy to include hoax videos that target the victims of these tragedies. The video itself featured older news footage of Hogg being interviewed by an L.A. news outlet after an altercation between a lifeguard and swimmer at the beach.More news: Manchester United v Chelsea Betting Tips: The Set Odds' Big Match Preview
When you violate YouTube's Community Guidelines, the offending content is taken down and you're issued a strike.
On social media, the interview from a year ago is being pointed to as "evidence" to suggest that Hogg is a "crisis actor", a regular theme of conspiracists, who believe actors appear at the sites of tragedies.
YouTube, Alex Jones and Infowars didn't immediately return messages seeking comment. He also said in a February 15 video posted on YouTube that he could "officially say that it's about a 90 percent chance" the Florida shooting was a "deep state false flag operation".
CORRECTION: The headline of this piece has been updated to more accurately reflect the fact that InfoWars' main YouTube channel is two strikes away from being banned from YouTube.