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Apple, Facebook and YouTube Remove Alex Jones, InfoWars for ‘Hate Speech Violations’

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  • Apple confirmed on Monday that it had removed five out of six podcasts, which includes Jones’ infamous The Alex Jones Show.
  • Facebook has also removed four pages that belong to Jones.
  • YouTube followed suit later, removing his channel from its platform.
  • Apple and Facebook said Jones violated hate speech policies on their respective platforms.
  • YouTube removed Jones’ official channel because he continued to livestream on other channels even though he was banned for 90 days due to previous violations.

By Ryan Browne | 6 August 2018

CNBC — Apple, Facebook and YouTube clamped down on content by Alex Jones Monday.

Apple confirmed on Monday that it had removed five out of six podcasts, which includes Jones’ infamous “The Alex Jones Show” as well as a number of other InfoWars audio streams. The news was originally reported by BuzzFeed News.

Facebook and Google made similar decisions later on Monday. Facebook removed four pages controlled by him, while Google removed the official “Alex Jones Channel” on its platform. The YouTube channel for InfoWars, the media company owned by Alex Jones, still remains live.

Jones, a controversial conspiracy theorist who has claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax, has been hit with other content bans from the likes of Spotify. […]

8 Comments on Apple, Facebook and YouTube Remove Alex Jones, InfoWars for ‘Hate Speech Violations’

  1. Interesting photo piece arguing that ‘Alex Jones’ of the now-simultaneously-banned from YouTube, Facebook, Apple, Spotify

    Is really comedian Bill Hicks – William Melvin Hicks – who supposedly died in 1994 at age 32 of cancer, thus said to be a ‘pseudocide’ … Photo parallels are curious:
    https://mackquigley.wordpress.com/alex-jones-is-bill-hicks/

    Elizabeth Greenwood has written a book, ‘Playing Dead – A Journey through the World of Death Fraud’, suggesting how doable this is

  2. Interesting photo piece arguing that ‘Alex Jones’ of the now-simultaneously-banned from YouTube, Facebook, Apple, Spotify

    Is really comedian Bill Hicks – William Melvin Hicks – who supposedly died in 1994 at age 32 of cancer, thus said to be a ‘pseudocide’ … Photo parallels are curious:
    https://mackquigley.wordpress.com/alex-jones-is-bill-hicks/

    Elizabeth Greenwood has written a book, ‘Playing Dead – A Journey through the World of Death Fraud’, suggesting how doable this is

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