Apple removes most of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s Infowars podcasts from iTunes

Facebook has also suspended Mr Jones' personal account for 30 days after he posted content that the firm said was against its "community standards", although his public page continues to post updates. Facebook cited the same reasons.

The Infowars podcasts removed from iTunes include The Alex Jones Show, War Room, and Infowars Freedom Nuggets.

As of today, Apple has removed Jones' podcast from its platform, saying in a statement: "Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users. We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions", an Apple spokesperson said in a statement to TechCrunch. The only show that remains is "Real News With David Knight", which, as you might imagine, is not a podcast about real news.

Facebook said the pages were taken down "for glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies".

Apple have removed shows involving Alex Jones from its podcast directory, the most significant blow yet to one of the world's most notorious conspiracy theorists and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump. It has suggested that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, and that the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job orchestrated by the United States government.

Late Sunday Apple stripped the majority of podcasts published by Jones's website Infowars, from iTunes and and its Podcast apps.

Hurricane Hector strengthens to Category 4 storm
Lava from the volcano has destroyed more than 700 structures, including residences, since eruptions began in May. The storm is located about 1,360 miles east of South Point, Hawaii, located on the Big Island.

China says it will retaliate with tariffs on $60B of USA goods
That's a negligible amount for China, which imported 17 million tons total a year ago , according to the US Census Bureau. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Singapore on Friday.

Toby Alderweireld Set To Sign For Manchester United 'In Next 48 Hours'
He's hellbent on recruiting a defender with the likes of Harry Maguire and Yerry Mina heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford. United have been long-time admirers of the Belgian defender, who has long made clear of his desire to leave Spurs .

The shooting left 26 children and adults dead at a CT elementary school. The company conducted a further review of Jones' podcast and determined that there were enough violations of Spotify's "hate content" policy that it warranted full removal.

Also in July, YouTube slapped Jones" channel with a "community strike, ' blocking him from broadcasting live on the site for 90 days.

Infowars did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Those claims have resulted in harassment directed at Sandy Hook families and supporters.

Jones - a conservative radio host - is known to tout conspiracy theories, including claims the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax. Last week it removed just some specific programs.

"Since then, more content from the same Pages has been reported to us", the blog post states.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple Ends App Store Affiliate Program 08/03/2018
Aug 06, 2018 - 15:44
The company had rolled out a revamped iOS App Store with iOS 11, and is working on a new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave. The affiliate program will still be available for music, movies, books, and TV purchases.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Files Complaint Against Mahindra for Infringement
Aug 06, 2018 - 15:43
The complaint pointed out the Mahindra Roxor is a almost identical copy of the iconic Jeep design. International Trade Commission that could prevent Mahindra's vehicle from entering the market.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IPhone supplier TSMC’s fab tools infected by computer virus
Aug 06, 2018 - 15:25
The US company has employed in the past foundries owned by Samsung Electronics, its rival in global mobile devices. Of course, Bloomberg was most interested in the possible consequences to the production of Apple iPhone chips.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran facing tough new sanctions reality
Aug 06, 2018 - 14:36
Pompeo says the sanctions will be rigorously enforced and remain in place until the Iranian government radically changes course. USA sanctions had been eased by the Obama administration under the terms of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts named by NASA for first commercial flights
Aug 06, 2018 - 14:29
Both vehicles are capable of reaching the ISS autonomously, and will do so and return to Earth before humans climb aboard. The astronauts were selected for test flights, scheduled to occur in 2019, and for the first formal missions to follow.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manafort trial day 4: Prosecutors follow the money, Cinda Laporta testifies
Aug 06, 2018 - 14:23
This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort , fourth from right, standing with his lawyers in front of USA district Judge T.S. Mr Gates pleaded guilty in February and is expected to testify against Mr Manafort, possibly next week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool vs. Napoli - Football Match Report
Aug 06, 2018 - 13:59
It is early days yet but Jurgen Klopp may have generated the formula to end Liverpool's 29-year wait for a league title.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Allegri reveals what will happen to Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo
Aug 06, 2018 - 13:36
Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus remain in with a shout of winning the International Champions Cup if they beat Real in Maryland. Real Madrid granted Ramos a longer summer break following his excursions for his club during the season and World Cup campaign.

Georgia Hall wins Women's British Open for first major title
Aug 06, 2018 - 12:15
It put the two-time major victor tied for eighth at five-under par overall, with leader Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand at 10-under. Hall opened with birdie, and by the time she made a 20-footer at the 16th, she had six on the day.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Steven Gerrard Shrugs Off Rangers Title Talk Ahead Of League Opener
Aug 06, 2018 - 11:23
Nevertheless, it just wasn't to be for Rangers with Bruce Anderson striking deep into stoppage time to ensure the points were shared at Pittodrie.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mysterious Alien Radio Signal From Deep Space Detected By A Canadian Telescope
Aug 06, 2018 - 10:11
If you haven't heard of fast radio bursts (FRBs), they're some of the most explosive and mysterious events in the Universe. FRBs are frequently picked up on radio telescopes though their exact origins aren't fully understood.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 11 children rescued from filthy and heavily armed compound
Aug 06, 2018 - 08:57
But Wahhaj and Morten initially refused to follow commands and Wahhaj was armed with a rifle and four handguns, Hogrefe said. No fresh water was found at the site, and the only food there was a few potatoes and a box of rice, police said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Charlotte Rae, housemother on "The Facts of Life", dead at 92
Aug 06, 2018 - 08:07
Her big break into national notoriety came in 1978, when producer Norman Lear cast her in Diff'rent Strokes. My mother, sister , and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer. "I'm grateful for the life I've already had".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saudi Arabia freezes all trade investment in Canada
Aug 06, 2018 - 05:42
The Saudis warned in a statement that any more criticism will be interpreted as licence to meddle in Canadian affairs. The Canadian government did not immediately comment Sunday night in response to the Saudi action.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump just made 2 problematic admissions about the Trump Tower meeting
Aug 06, 2018 - 04:13
This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere . Trump tweeted that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent.