Apple removes Alex Jones and Infowars podcasts

Mr Jones has been widely criticised for repeating conspiracy theories that the 9/11 attacks in NY were staged by the USA government.

Jones hosts the daily Alex Jones Show podcast which, along with a number of other Infowars shows, can no longer be found in the Apple directory.

With Apple outright deleting Alex Jones' and Infowars' podcasts from its services to fight back against misinformation, the pressure will only mount on other tech giants - such as Facebook, Spotify and even Twitter - to make similar moves.

Apple does not host podcasts, nor does it have any financial relationship with those it catalogues on its directory.

BuzzFeed News reported on Sunday that Apple (AAPL) had removed five podcasts associated with InfoWars from iTunes and its podcast app.

An Apple spokesperson was not available for comment early on Monday.

Jones says his shows, which are broadcast on radio, YouTube and other platforms, reach at least 70 million people a week. 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.

He has also promoted a theory that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was faked by left-wing forces to promote gun control. The shooting killed 26 children and adults at the elementary school in CT.

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Jones is now being sued in Texas by two Sandy Hook parents, seeking at least $1 million, claiming that they have been the subject of harassment driven by his programs. Facebook took down Jones's personal profile for 30 days and removed four videos it said violated the social media company's community standards.

The company cited bullying and hate speech for the decision. The parents of two children shot in that attack are suing him for defamation, saying he had made "false, cruel, and unsafe assertions".

Jones, who faces several defamation lawsuits arising from his claim that the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax, argues that his statements are protected speech. He has sought to have the lawsuit dismissed. You could also subscribe to receive new episodes automatically.

Beginning on Monday, totally rational and not at all insane person Alex Jones is going to have to shout a bit louder to make his conspiracy theories heard.

While running for president in 2015, Donald Trump told Jones his reputation was 'amazing'. Last week, Spotify removed some of Jones' Infowars podcasts, saying they contained hate speech.

Spotify removed some episodes of Jones's shows last week. "While much of the discussion around Infowars has been related to false news, which is a serious issue that we are working to address by demoting links marked wrong by fact checkers and suggesting additional content, none of the violations that spurred today's removals were related to this", it said.

All three companies have faced continued media pressure to completely drop Infowars content from their services.

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