An Apple spokeswoman said in a statement that the company "does not tolerate hate speech" and publishes guidelines that developers and publishers must follow. Spotify and Apple removed the InfoWars podcast from their streaming services, though a number of InfoWars apps are still available for download on the Apple store.
Jones spread the outrageous theory that Democrats would launch a civil war on July 4, and he's repeatedly pushed the false claim that the deadly 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 27 people was a hoax.
In other recent actions against Jones, Facebook suspended the radio and Internet host's personal profile for 30 days in late July from Facebook's site for what the company said was bullying and hate speech.More news: Chelsea set to sign Real Madrid star in exchange for Courtois
YouTube, which is owned by Google, issued a strike against Jones in July and removed four of his videos, removed top channels associated with InfoWars on Monday, including The Alex Jones Channel, which has almost 2.5 million subscribers.
"(It's) a unsafe cliff that these social media companies are jumping off to satisfy CNN and other liberal outlets", Bozell said in a statement.
"We believe in giving people a voice, but we also want everyone using Facebook to feel safe".
While Apple's response to Jones has been the farthest-reaching thus far, the company had been criticized in the lead-up to its decision for failing to respond more quickly. In the absence of an appeal, or it the appeal fails, the pages will be permanently deleted.More news: Xiaomi Mi A2 Price in India Leaked ahead of Today’s Launch
It's been a rough day for Alex Jones and InfoWars. The policy warns that repeat offenders will be removed from the platform.
The parents of 6-year-old victim Noah Posner said last week that they had been forced to move homes seven times because of harassment from conspiracy theorists, including Jones. On Monday, Spotify also told PCMag it had banned Alex Jones from the platform over repeated violations relating to hate speech.
"We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community". He has already been slapped with three separate defamation lawsuits by the families of children who lost children in the Sandy Hook massacre. Jones' Youtube channel, "The Alex Jones Channel" was his way of speaking to his largest audience, and the video giant has pulled the plug after Jones broke the rules.
"Spotify can confirm it has removed specific episodes of "The Alex Jones Show" podcast for violating our hate content policy", the spokesperson said.More news: Veterinarians ready for efforts to save ailing orca whale
The removal of the content highlights an interesting dilemma for platforms: how to avoid infringing on free speech and still have the ability to remove hateful messages or those related to conspiracy theory.