Apple removes Alex Jones and Infowars podcasts from iTunes

Apple Removes Podcasts Of Man Who Said September 11 Attacks Were Staged

Facebook previously removed four specific videos for violating its policies and subjected Jones's personal page to a 30-day ban, during which he continued to post text and video through alternate pages.

The removal from YouTube comes about a week after Facebook, Apple, and Spotify struck almost all of Jones' content from their platforms.

A spokesperson said: "We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community".

Technology companies Apple and Facebook have deleted content belonging to U.S. far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms, alleging hate speech, glorified violence and other violations of policies.

"When users violate these policies repeatedly, like our policies against hate speech and harassment or our terms prohibiting circumvention of our enforcement measures, we terminate their accounts", a YouTube spokesperson said when asked for comment.

Jones is known for claiming that the September 11 terror attacks on NY and Washington were staged by the government, as well as for his adamence that the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school massacre was the work of left-wing activists working to promote gun control.

Spotify, which added Jones to its podcast offerings last month only to be met with widespread criticism and threats of a boycott, is also ending its relationship with Jones.

While the moves will be devastating to Jones' network, he still has his own site to publish content and will now likely venture into other social networks which espouse free speech as we've seen others do in the past. Lastly, Spotify removed Jones' podcasts from its service too.

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"I mean, quite frankly, I've been to these events, a lot of the KKK guys with their hats off look like they're from the cast of "Seinfeld", Jones said at the time". Among the podcasts, which were removed from Apples' iTunes directory, are the show "War Room" as well as the popular Alex Jones Show podcast, which is hosted daily by the prominent conspiracy theorist.

Major tech platforms have incrementally been pushing content from controversial broadcaster Alex Jones, founder of the conspiracy-peddling site Infowars, off of their services. Several families affected by the shooting, and an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who responded to the attack, have sued Jones for defamation.

Youtube was the latest media company to block out Jones, shutting down his page Monday.

Facebook and YouTube are trying to set boundaries on their platforms without overstepping into the stifling of political discourse.

The cumulative actions by the tech companies was hailed by Infowars' detractors with one person hailing "a little courage shown by our tech titans".

Jones has faced intense scrutiny for a host of opinions, including his stance on the Sandy Hook massacre.

"What we are witnessing is an ideological purge meant to re-define the very concept of free speech", InfoWars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson wrote.

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