Apple removes most of U.S. conspiracy theorist's podcasts from iTunes

09 August, 2018, 12:02 | Author: Carlos George
  • Apple Removes Podcasts Of Man Who Said September 11 Attacks Were Staged

Presumably the re-jiggered apple is meant to evoke the Chinese flag, because the caption underneath it reads "The Alex Jones channel on youtube has been removed as communist style censorship takes hold in America for the first time in modern history".

Spotify, the streaming music online service, had already removed a number of Jones' podcasts last week, accusing them of breaking its own hate-speech rules.

Conspiracy website Infowars was kicked off multiple social media platforms Monday morning, with the sites citing the Alex Jones outlet's history of hate speech.

The multi-company action against Infowars began with Spotify removing all episodes of The Alex Jones Show podcast.

In July, YouTube removed four videos from Mr Jones' channel, which has more than 2.4 million followers. "And if you make the fact we need an Internet Bill of Rights, and antitrust-busting on these companies, if they don't back off right now", Jones said.

Facebook said after it blocked those Jones pages, it received more content from the same Pages that was taken down for glorifying violence.

Some of his conspiracy theories include the United States government staging the 9/11 attacks in NY and Washington, and the idea that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was faked by the left-wing to promote gun control. Those taken down include War Room and The Alex Jones Show daily podcast. An Apple spokesperson was not immediately available to comment on Monday but the company did issue a statement on Sunday. He is now being sued by the families of Sandy Hook over allegations of defamation and harassment. "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions".

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Since founding Infowars in 1999, Jones has built a vast audience. Jones called his removal "arbitrary" and ranted about the "hate speech BS".

Facebook shut down four pages belonging to InfoWars' Alex Jones on Monday, chastising the host for his hate speech that violated the social media platform's "community standards".

Facebook announced Monday that it has removed four pages of U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for violation of its policy that bans extremist behaviors including hate speech. Facebook initially claimed that the videos were fine.

Some of the Jones' podcasts were removed by Spotify.

The Alex Jones channel began to accumulate strikes after posting clips in which it argued the February 14 shooting at a Florida high school involved survivors described as "crisis actors".

"Due to repeated violations of Spotify's prohibited content policies, The Alex Jones Show has lost access to the Spotify platform", the spokesperson said.

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