Some of Infowars notorious assertions have included claiming that 9/11 was perpetrated by "globalists" in the USA government; that the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 was a hoax; and that David Hogg, one of the students who survived the February 2018 shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida, was a paid actor.
In the latest round of online backlash against far-right conspiracist Alex Jones, Apple removed all Jones and Infowars podcasts from its iTunes and Podcast applications, Buzzfeed reported.
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.
Neither Jones nor a representative for InfoWars were available early on Monday for comment.
Last week Spotify removed several episodes of "The Alex Jones Show", following similar moves by YouTube and Facebook the week before. Last week, Facebook removed four videos on four of Jones' pages for violating its hate speech and bullying policies, according to a statement put out by the media platform. The decision to completely pull the other shows, including "The Alex Jones Show" and "War Room", represents a broader effort than those made by other companies in recent days to stop disseminating material associated with Jones, whom the Southern Poverty Law Center calls "the most prolific conspiracy theorist in contemporary America". Among the theories he has promoted is that the September 11, 2001, attacks on NY and Washington were staged by the government. Only one InfoWars podcast, Real News With David Knight, is still available on Apple. Five of those, and their entire libraries, were removed on Sunday night. The shooting killed 26 children and adults at the elementary school in CT. There are plenty of conservative & liberal podcasts that don't harass the parents of children killed at Sandy Hook or Las Vegas shooting victims.
Some applauded the companies including Sleeping Giants, a lobbying group attempting to get big tech companies to remove hateful content. "We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community", a Spotify spokesperson said.