Could the Alex Jones YouTube Channel be Throttled?

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Info Wars is almost at 2,000,000 subscribers on YouTube. I noticed this about two weeks ago and expected the channel to pass the 2 million mark a few days ago, but it turns out that the growth has slowed down massively.

Taking a look at the statistics, the growth is roughly 1,500 to 2,000 new subscribers per day for the past month.

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This month was nothing special – just a normal month in terms of subscriber growth.

So why, a week before hitting 2 million subscribers, did the Info Wars channel stop growing significantly?

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Mondays generally are a quiet day for the internet, and you can see that under the red lines in the first image. But in each prior week, the growth is still over 1,000 – and in two out of three cases, over 1,500. 957 on a Monday, if the rest of the week was fine, would be perhaps just an extremely quite start to the week.

There’s no clear reason as to why only 640 subscribers were gained on Saturday, March 4th, nor why there’s only 43 (!) growth on Friday.

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There’s a lack of data available for hourly change of subscriber count as far back as Friday, only 2 hours of data. We can see that Friday a lot of people unsubscribed, nonetheless. There’s no clear reason for this.

The drop off on growth is too fast to happen without cause. If anything, the Obama news should be causing massive growth, bigger than usual.

Do Google not want Info Wars reaching 2 million YouTube subscribers? Maybe – but the publicly available data doesn’t tell much. I’d like to think it’s completely unrealistic… but is it really, considering everything else that has happened?

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