Alex Jones' Infowars will get banned from Apple's App Store

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Launched hardly two months earlier, ' app offers direct access to his InfoWars website and radio programs, as well an online store that sells supplements and other products used to fund his operations.

Just a day after Twitter permanently banned Alex Jones from its platform, Apple has gone ahead and banned the InfoWars app from the App Store.

Apple didn't respond to a request for comment, but a spokeswoman told The New York Times that the app was pulled because of App Store policies that prohibit content that's "offensive, insensitive, upsetting, meant to disgust or in exceptionally poor taste". But the distribution channel the App Store represents has now been denied to Jones.

"We strongly support all points of view being represented on the App Store, as long as the apps are respectful to users with differing opinions, and follow our clear guidelines, ensuring the App Store is a safe marketplace for all".

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Business Insider contacted Google for details on its guidelines for the Google Play store, and received this response from a spokesperson: "While we don't comment on specific apps, we can confirm that our content policies are created to provide a great experience for users and developers".

Apple has been quick to take down this app. The app's popularity jumped from 47th in the US App Store to 3rd in just a couple of days following the saga.

However, at the time of writing, Infowars is still now available on Google's Play Store which serves Android phones and tablets. Audio platforms iTunes and Spotify had also booted Jones.

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