Apple removes Alex Jones and Infowars podcasts from iTunes

Alex Jones’s podcasts are erased by Apple, in latest move against the conspiracy theorist who claims Sandy Hook was a hoax

Apple drops Infowars and other podcasts from iTunes

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

Most of US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's podcasts from his right-wing media platform Infowars have been removed from Apple's iTunes and podcast apps, the media news website BuzzFeed quoted a company spokesman as saying on Sunday.

An Apple spokesperson confirmed to the news outlet it had taken down some of InfoWars' podcasts.

In a statement to Buzzfeed, Apple said it took down Jones' content because the company doesn't "tolerate hate speech". "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions", the statement added.

The company cited bullying and hate speech for the decision.

Problems for Alex Jones and Infowars multiplied Monday as Facebook announced it had "unpublished" four pages run by the conspiracy theorist and radio host, effectively removing him from that platform.

Sleeping Giant, a social media activism organization that had been lobbying Apple to stop listing material by Jones, celebrated the move in a statement on Twitter. Jones, who is the administrator of the pages, was placed on a 30-day block, Facebook said.

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Spotify also removed the "Alex Jones Show" from its podcast directory for violations of its content policy. Among the theories he has promoted is that the September 11, 2001 attacks on NY and Washington were staged by the government.

The shooting left 26 children and adults dead at a CT elementary school.

It no longer links to series such as The Alex Jones Podcast and War Room in its apps.

Spotify, a music and podcast streaming company, followed suit last week when it removed some specific episodes of Jones's programmes. But he continued to regularly appear on Facebook after the suspension, showing up in livestreams hosted by other accounts, and even making first-person posts to his personal page, by publishing them using the accounts of other administrators in Infowars.

Jones is being sued in Texas by two Sandy Hook parents, seeking at least $1 million, claiming that they have been the subject of harassment driven by his programs.

Founded in 1999 and often described as "actually only a tiny bit worse than Fox News", InfoWars has over the years gained a large following among far right conservatives.

'Alex Jones has been responsible for harassing parents of Sandy Hook children, Vegas shooting victims and threatening to kill the Special Counsel.

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