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

Most of Info Wars and Alex Jones' podcasts have been given the boot on 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.

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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.

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