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Some InfoWars shows, like "WarRoom" and "RealNews with David Knight" are still available on Facebook and Youtube. In a Monday tweet, he confirmed that Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, and Apple had completely unpublished and/or removed his professional pages and podcasts.
YouTube on Monday said it had banned Alex Jones's Infowars channel, following similar actions taken by other major USA technology companies. It's worth noting that YouTube removed the videos days earlier for posting "violent or graphic content" that violated its policies.
Still, the decisions by Apple, Spotify and Facebook may clear the way for other platforms to take action, now that a precedent has been established. Spotify said it had removed all of Jones' podcast episodes due to "hate content". Cruz wrote. "Free speech includes views you disagree with".
Since founding Infowars in 1999, Jones has built a vast audience.
Those have been pulled from the iTunes directory, making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming.
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.
Last week, YouTube also took action against Jones, banning InfoWars from its live-streaming platform for three months. "Among the theories he has promoted is that the September 11, 2001 attacks on NY and Washington were staged by the government", Reuters reported.
In response to a query from the Associated Press, Apple said only that it "does not tolerate hate speech" and referenced its guidelines for creators and developers, but did not name Jones or comment further.
Facebook, YouTube, and Apple have banned Alex Jones and his conspiracy theory site Infowars from their platforms over hate speech. He also compared his situation to government censorship in China, suggesting that big tech companies like Google are using A.I.to quietly implement speech-restricting technology on American internet users.
'We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community'.
Soon after Apple shut down Jones, Facebook published a blog announcing it had removed four pages belonging to the presenter.
Facebook even specifically said: "none of the violations that spurred today's removals were related to this".