CNN and other progressive activists thought they had the perfect plan.

The left would pick a pro-Trump commentator and get them banned from social media in order to control the flow of information heading into the midterm elections.

But their collusion failed and just backfired in a major war.

CNN and left-wing pressure groups targeted Alex Jones and his site InfoWars for destruction.

Journalists at CNN and activists at radical left-wing groups hounded social media companies about Jones using their sites to spread “conspiracy theories.”

Finally, the tech giants gave in.

Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube all banned Jones and erased all InfoWars content from their platforms.

But they did not cite misinformation as the reasoning behind de-platforming Jones.

Instead, Big Tech claimed Jones violated their “hate speech” terms of service.

CNN and other liberals cheered.

That’s because now they have the hook to ban all conservative content from social media.

Liberals don’t recognize any difference between hate speech and conservative views.

Now the precedent is set to target small conservative media sites, as well as giants like Breitbart, the Daily Caller, and even Fox News.

But the plan to meddle in the elections by silencing Jones, a high-profile Trump supporter whose radio show and media content reach millions of Americans, failed.

In the wake of Jones being de-platformed, the InfoWars app rocketed to the number one ranking news app on Apple’s app store – the app store did not ban Jones’ app because users can’t access content from the store.

Jones also claimed he racked up 5.6 million new subscribers across all of his platforms.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Jones bragged that the social media ban actually grew his audience and influence.:

“The good news is Infowars has had the highest traffic it’s ever had – 5.6 million new subscribers in the past 48 hours – and so has my radio show,’ he claims.

‘De-platforming doesn’t do anything, we already have the subscribers, it doesn’t do very much.

‘And so the loss we’ve had of new subscriptions…on various platforms, has been way compensated by millions of new subscribers and visitors to our website, the mobile app, to our free podcast.

‘We’ve never had this much people signing up for our news letter, podcast, video feeds, they’re all hitting subscribe, subscribe, subscribe.

‘This is good for me but not good for the free internet.’

Make no mistake, CNN and other liberals used InfoWars as a test run.

Because liberals believe that Trump won in 2016 because he controlled the information narrative, they are determined to never let that happen again.

CNN and other media organizations goal is to shut down any alternative voice to their liberal propaganda.

When you hear journalists lament the loss of “shared facts and truths,” what they really mean is they no longer have a monopoly on the media.

So the left tried to silence Jones to send a message.

But it only brought Jones an even bigger audience to share his pro-Trump views with right before the midterm elections.