Alex Jones from Infowars.com speaks during a rally in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump near the Republican National Convention / REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Many of Mr Jones's followers appeared to appreciate the image

Alex Jones has created a new symbol "to illustrate humankind transcending the synthetic VR being pulled over our collective souls".

The Infowars chief and Trump ally tweeted the new drawing apparently in an effort to encourage other people to use it.

It isn't clear exactly what Mr Jones was referring to in the post, though VR presumably stands for virtual reality.

The rest of the post might be a reference to claims that our world could actually be a virtual construction, like in the Matrix, a claim that has also been made by Elon Musk. But Mr Jones didn't make clear what he meant by "synthetic VR" or how humankind was transcending it.

The post including the symbol has been retweeted thousands of times and attracted hundreds of replies. Many of those were critical — on Twitter user claimed it looked "like a drunk person's attempt at drawing a swastika", while another joked that Mr Jones "can't even do sigil magic right" — but others appeared to appreciate the image.

Mr Jones, a controversial media personality, has been in the news in recent months both for his long and sustained support of Mr Trump as well as issues in his personal life. But he is also continuing his work with Infowars, the media brand that he uses to share theories and news about government conspiracies and other events.

The new symbol appears to be in keeping with that work, apparently referring to an establishment plan to trick people using technology.

Mr Jones has in the past suggested that chemicals are being put into the water that make frogs gay, and has suggested that members of the establishment are literally demons.

But it was claimed last month by Mr Jones' own lawyers that the TV host is actually performance artist playing a character" and that the outlandish claims made on his TV show and elsewhere aren't necessarily meant to be taken literally.

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