Facebook deletes InfoWars pages


Jones has not directly addressed the elimination of his content on these platforms, but did retweet a few people, including InfoWars employee Paul Joseph Watson, who criticized the move as an attack on free speech.

Facebook emphasized that it hasn't technically removed the pages but simply unpublished them, which leaves the door open for an appeal by Jones. In a blog post Monday the social network said it removed four of Jones's pages for violating its community standards.

In other recent actions against Jones, Facebook suspended the radio and Internet host's personal profile for 30 days in late July. If he doesn't, the pages will be banned permanently.

Among other claims, Alex Jones (file photo) has called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting a hoax.

Neither Jones nor a representative for InfoWars were available early on Monday for comment.

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The move comes shortly after both Google and Facebook had taken action against InfoWars, however Apple's decision to completely ban multiple podcasts from the conspiracy theorist is far more serious than the slaps on the wrist InfoWars received from the two aforementioned companies.

"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", Apple said in a statement. 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.

Those have been pulled from the iTunes directory, making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming.

In response to Apple's decision, Jones probably issued an angry statement of some sort, but we have no interest in visiting his website to find out what it was. "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions". Spotify took down several episodes of the show last week. "We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community", a Spotify spokesperson said. There are plenty of conservative & liberal podcasts that don't harass the parents of children killed at Sandy Hook or Las Vegas shooting victims.

In addition, over the weekend, Spotify removed all episodes of "The Alex Jones Show" from its service after initially pulling just four segments last week.