Facebook And Apple Remove Pages And Podcasts From Alex Jones

Posted at 10:44 AM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 10:44:42-04

(CNBC) – Facebook has unpublished four pages belonging to conspiracy theorist and far-right radio host Alex Jones for repeatedly violating the company’s standards with inflammatory posts about transgender people, Muslims and immigrants, among other infractions.

Facebook’s announcement on Monday to ban Infowars’ content comes on the heels of similar decisions by Apple and Spotify, both of which removed Jones’ podcasts from their respective platforms

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. =

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 Google’s YouTube and Spotify.