Some of Infowars notorious assertions have included claiming that 9/11 was perpetrated by "globalists" in the United States government; that the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 was a hoax; and that David Hogg, one of the students who survived the February 2018 shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida, was a paid actor.
Infowars didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
"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", a spokesperson said.More news: Ko in touch at British Open
Sleeping Giants, a group which advocates for companies to stop funding bigotry and sexism, said in a tweet that Apple deserved "massive kudos. for doing what most tech companies have so far refused to do". The company removed the Alex Jones Show along with five other podcasts produced by the organization, its entire lineup except for Real News with David Knight which remains active in the Apple podcast directory.
Despite the fact that Apple does not host any podcasts directly, its library - which links to independent services across the world, including the likes of SoundCloud - is seen as crucial in the podcasting industry as it drives more traffic than any other single platform. Jones, who is the administrator of the pages, was placed on a 30-day block, Facebook said. 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 U.S. government.
He was sued for defamation by families of some of the children killed in that attack, which left 20 children and six adults dead. He has sought to have the lawsuit dismissed.More news: US police say 11 children rescued from 'extremist' men at 'filthy' hideout
While running for president in 2015, Donald Trump told Jones his reputation was 'amazing'.
'Spotify can confirm it has removed specific episodes of 'The Alex Jones Show´ podcast for violating our hate content policy, ' a spokesperson said late Sunday. Spotify took down several episodes of the show last week. But he continued to regularly appear on Facebook after the suspension, showing up in livestreams hosted by other accounts, and even making first-person posts to his personal page, by publishing them using the accounts of other administrators in Infowars.
Founded in 1999 and often described as "actually only a tiny bit worse than Fox News", InfoWars has over the years gained a large following among far right conservatives. "Last week, we asked @Applehow the harassment of Sandy Hook parents and Vegas shooting victims didn't violate their Terms of Service".More news: Chelsea vs Manchester City: 5 Talking Points & Tactical Analysis, Community Shield