Apple, Facebook, and Spotify purge themselves of content from Alex Jones and Info Wars.

By | 2018-08-07T05:23:36+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Well, this was a long time coming.

Courtesy of Axios

Apple has removed the entire library for five of Infowars’ six podcasts from its iTunes and Podcast apps, BuzzFeed News has learned. Among the podcasts, which were removed from Apples’ iTunes directory, are the show “War Room” as well as the popular Alex Jones Show podcast, which is hosted daily by the prominent conspiracy theorist.

Apple’s decision to remove all episodes of Jones’ popular show — rather than just specific offending episodes — is one of the largest enforcement actions intended to curb conspiratorial news content by a technology company to date. Apple did not host Jones’s shows, but it offered an index that allowed anyone with an iPhone to find and subscribe to them. Though Apple is far from Jones and Infowars’ only distribution platform, the decision to pull Jones’ content will considerably limit the outlet’s audio reach — as of 2018, Apple’s Podcasts platform amassed 50 billion all-time downloads and streams.

Ouch, that’s gotta hurt. 

As does this I imagine.

Courtesy of HuffPo:

Facebook booted four Alex Jones and InfoWars pages from its platform, the company said Monday.

The Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the InfoWars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page were removed for violating Facebook’s policies on graphic violence and hate speech, the company said.

Last week, Facebook removed four videos from Jones-affiliated pages and placed Jones, an administrator of the pages, on a 30-day block. However, the other administrators continued posting content on the pages.

Facebook said it removed the pages after receiving an unspecified number of additional reports of community standards violations. The social media giant also clarified that the removals were not related to “fake news” complaints.

But that’s not all.

Courtesy of The Guardian

Spotify also took action against Jones on Monday, removing every episode of his podcast The Alex Jones Show from its platform. The music streaming service had previously removed specific episodes of the show, but left the bulk of the archive up, before tightening its enforcement. Spotify has still left three other Infowars podcasts live on the service, however.

Well, I’m sure those won’t last much longer. 

Wow, first we learn that the NRA might be going bankrupt and now Alex Jones is slowly being completely shut out. 

This Trump presidency is really working out great for the Right Wing, don’t you think? 

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8 Comments

  1. Gone Fishing August 6, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

    The Daily Beast Article by Lachlan Markay today explains the trump legal expense fund trust, big donors Geoff palmer phil ruffin Harold hamm mark serrano Clifton Larson allen petra rms and of course rnc gop nra and more have donated but have not filed irs filings nor documents. Defending a loser and losing crime is not a good investment.

  2. Anonymous August 6, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Just read that QAnon is a joke by a left wing activist!

  3. complexkid August 6, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    I read that the NRA is using this bankrupt business to goad their idiots to send more money to them. Sounds plausible. They are caught though taking Russian money and funneling it to Trump’s campaign.

  4. Anonymous August 6, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Jones reacted to the YouTube ban with a broadcast from Periscope, the livestreaming platform owned by Twitter. Jones claimed that he was the victim of a “globalist death star” intent on banning conservatives from social media.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/youtube-bans-infowarss-alex-jones-for-spewing-hate-speech

  5. Anonymous August 6, 2018 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    ‘We’re All Alex Jones’: Infowars Founder Gets Flogging For Tweet Trying to Rally Support Amid Social Media Crackdown

    After having his content pulled from Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube, Infowars’ Alex Jones is trying to rally support for his cause on Twitter.

    It’s not going well.

    In a Monday afternoon tweet, the far-right provocateur made an ill-fated plea for sympathy.

    https://www.mediaite.com/online/were-all-alex-jones-infowars-founder-gets-flogging-for-tweet-trying-to-rally-support-amid-social-media-crackdown/

  6. Anonymous August 6, 2018 at 3:27 pm - Reply
  7. Anonymous August 6, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply
  8. Anonymous August 10, 2018 at 2:44 am - Reply

    All of his channels are off YouTube and Pinterest has purged him.

    Aside from Twitter what’s left? Instagram? Amazon? Alex is going to go the way of Glenn Beck.

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