Paul Joseph Watson is famous for conspiracy theories. He has worked with Infowars and Alex Jones for years running massive misinformation campaigns including, “9/11 was an inside job” and “Sandy Hook was a government manufactured hoax.” Since these incidents, which have caused a lot of legal issues for Infowars, Watson has focused on anti-Islam positions.
“Islam is at war with the west,” Watson frequently claims. “They want blood.”
To further his anti-Islam agenda, Watson is now spreading a conspiracy that Tommy Robinson is being held in a prison that has a “71% muslim population.” Robinson, a far-right anti-Islam activist, was put in prison several weeks ago for contempt of court. He had done a Facebook live-stream outside of the courthouse where an important anti-trafficking case was taking place, harassing muslim defendants as they entered the court room.
Watson claims that, “The order to send Tommy RobinsonÂ to a heavily Muslim-populated prison came from ‘the top.'” Insinuating that the globalists have their own plans for Robinson.
While it fits Watsonâ€™s narrative, the “71% muslim prison” was debunked extremely quickly on Twitter. Reports from the prison show that only 2.8% of the prison population is muslim.
— Nicholas Moa (@MoaVideos) June 13, 2018
Despite evidence proving that Watson lied, he did not appropriately change his claims. “Correction, 70% of the prison is muslim,” Watson later tweeted. Sources with knowledge of the law cautioned against this slanderous misinformation campaign. “Iâ€™d be careful if I were Paul. There are clear grounds to sue here. His claims are slanderous and defamatory.”
Watsonâ€™s misinformation campaigns are an open, on going Bernard Media investigation. More information will be provided as it is made available.