Facebook, Apple, YouTube, Spotify BAN pages from Infowars & # 039; creator Alex Jones on the same day

Facebook and Apple have become the last giants of Silicon Valley to defeat the creator of Infowars, Alex Jones (file photo). Facebook said it deleted four pages belonging to Jones, while Apple eliminated the entire iTunes library for five of the six podcasts of Jones' Infowars.

YouTube, Facebook and Apple have become the latest Silicon Valley giants to defeat Infowars creator Alex Jones.

Facebook announced on Monday that it deleted four pages belonging to Jones for publishing content that violated its policies on hate speech and violence.

It came just hours after Apple revealed that it deleted the entire iTunes library for five of the six podcasts of Jones' Infowars, including the shows & # 39; War Room & # 39; and the newspaper & # 39; The Alex Jones Show & # 39 ;.

Shortly after Facebook and Apple took action, YouTube eliminated The Alex Jones Channel, which has about 2.5 million subscribers.

Spotify also announced on Monday that it would take additional measures against Jones, eliminating all episodes of the Alex Jones Show from the broadcast site. Before this, Spotify had only been rid of specific episodes of the program, leaving most of the library on its platform.

In recent weeks, Facebook and other technology giants have faced repeated reactions against their inaction against the American conspiracy theorist.

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Facebook and Apple have become the last giants of Silicon Valley to defeat the creator of Infowars, Alex Jones (file photo). Facebook said it deleted four pages belonging to Jones, while Apple eliminated the entire iTunes library for five of the six podcasts of Jones' Infowars.

Facebook and Apple have become the last giants of Silicon Valley to defeat the creator of Infowars, Alex Jones (file photo). Facebook said it deleted four pages belonging to Jones, while Apple eliminated the entire iTunes library for five of the six podcasts of Jones' Infowars.

However, YouTube, Facebook and Apple opted to take radical action against Jones on the same day, effectively removing their content from their platforms.

An ad on the channel Alex Jones said the account had been "canceled for violating the YouTube community guidelines."

"All users agree to abide by our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines when they sign up to use YouTube," a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement.

"When users repeatedly violate these policies, such as our policies against hate speech and harassment or our terms that prohibit our coercive measures, we finalize their accounts."

YouTube had released four videos submitted by Jones last month for violating his policies on hate speech and danger to children.

The firm realized that Jones continued to violate its policies and took additional measures as a result.

The initial actions of YouTube provoked similar movements of Spotify, Facebook and Apple.

Apple announced its decision on Sunday night. Only one program provided by InfoWars, & # 39; RealNews with David Knight & # 39; It remained on Apple's platforms at the time of publication.

In a statement to BuzzFeed, Apple confirmed that it also eliminated Jones' podcast for violating its guidelines on hate speech.

Only a few hours later, Facebook said it had "unpublished" & # 39; the Alex Jones Channel page, the Alex Jones page, the Infowars page and the Infowars night news page.

Many have pointed out that the timing of Facebook's ban was peculiar, with the signing of social media posting the ad on its site at around 3 a.m. (Pacific Time), according to The Guardian.

It marks an important face for Facebook, which said in recent weeks that it refused to ban Infowars with the argument of protecting freedom of expression on its platform.

Facebook in July forbade Jones to personally post on the platform for 30 days and deleted four videos for violating its rules.

At that time, Facebook had warned that it would ban Jones and Infowars accounts if they continue to post content that violates company standards.

"As a result of the reports we received last week, we eliminated four videos on four Facebook pages for violating our policies of intimidation and hate speech," Facebook wrote in a blog post.

"Since then, we have been informed of more content from the same pages: after its review, we have removed it to glorify the violence, which violates our policy of graphic violence, and uses a dehumanizing language to describe transgender, Muslim and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies. "

Facebook added that although many have criticized Infowars for publishing false news on the site, such as the conspiracy theories related to September 11 and the Sandy Hook shooting, the actions it took were not related to that.

Facebook announced on Monday that it deleted four pages belonging to Jones for publishing content that violated its policies on hate speech and violence. Make a face for Facebook, which had previously refused to remove Infowars content for reasons of freedom of expression

Facebook announced on Monday that it deleted four pages belonging to Jones for publishing content that violated its policies on hate speech and violence. Make a face for Facebook, which had previously refused to remove Infowars content for reasons of freedom of expression

Facebook announced on Monday that it deleted four pages belonging to Jones for publishing content that violated its policies on hate speech and violence. Make a face for Facebook, which had previously refused to remove Infowars content for reasons of freedom of expression

While Jones and Infowars technically can not access the site, Facebook said they still have the right to appeal. the decision of the company.

If neither party appeals or your appeal fails, Facebook will remove the pages indefinitely.

Facebook he said in a tweet last month that banning the Infowars pages would be contrary to the basic principles of freedom of expression after a CNN reporter asked him why the company had allowed Infowars, which had more than 900,000 followers, to continue operating on its site .

Several platforms have suspended or removed part of the contents of the Jones conspiracy in recent weeks for violating hate content policies.

Jones says his shows, which are broadcast on radio, YouTube and other platforms, reach at least 70 million people a week.

The theories he has promoted include that the attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington were organized by the government of the United States.

He also promoted the theory that the Sandy Hook massacre was falsified by leftist forces to promote gun control.

The shooting left 26 children and adults dead in a Connecticut elementary school.

Jones is currently being sued in Texas by two parents of Sandy Hook, who are seeking at least $ 1 million (£ 0.77 million), claiming they have been subject to harassment driven by their programs.

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

In July, YouTube slapped Jones' channel with a "community attack" and prevented him from broadcasting live on the site for 90 days.

Spotify, a music and podcasting company, did the same thing last week when it eliminated some specific episodes of Jones' shows.

It is not clear exactly how many episodes were abandoned, although the vast majority of the content created by Jones is still available to Spotify users.

& # 39; Spotify can confirm that you have deleted specific episodes of the podcast & # 39; The Alex Jones Show for violating our hate content policy, a spokesman said Sunday night.

"We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that our community scores."

Apple's decision is the most radical of a recent offensive against Jones' programs carried out by online sites. Several large platforms have suspended or removed part of the radio's host content in recent weeks for violating hate content policies (stock image)

Apple's decision is the most radical of a recent offensive against Jones' programs carried out by online sites. Several large platforms have suspended or removed part of the radio's host content in recent weeks for violating hate content policies (stock image)

Apple's decision is the most radical of a recent offensive against Jones' programs carried out by online sites. Several large platforms have suspended or removed part of the radio's host content in recent weeks for violating hate content policies (stock image)

WHO IS ALEX JONES?

Alex Jones is a controversial radio and podcast presenter based in Austin, Texas.

Jones says his "InfoWars" programs, which are broadcast by radio, YouTube and other platforms, reach at least 70 million people a week.

Among other claims, he has described the massive shooting of Sandy Hook Elementary School 2012 as a hoax.

He was sued for defamation by the families of some of the children killed in that attack, which left 20 children and six adults dead.

Among other claims, Alex Jones (file photo) has called the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School 2012 a hoax. He was sued for defamation by the families of some of the children killed in that attack, which left 20 children and six adults dead

Among other claims, Alex Jones (file photo) has called the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School 2012 a hoax. He was sued for defamation by the families of some of the children killed in that attack, which left 20 children and six adults dead

Among other claims, Alex Jones (file photo) has called the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School 2012 a hoax. He was sued for defamation by the families of some of the children killed in that attack, which left 20 children and six adults dead

Now he admits that the shooting took place, but he says that his demands were for freedom of expression. He has sought to dismiss the claim.

Jones has also claimed that the attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington were organized by the United States government.

While it began to transmit its shows in 1999, the profile of Jones has extended from the extreme right in the last years.

While running for president in 2015, Donald Trump told Jones that his reputation was "incredible."

The move followed a severe backlash on social networks that saw Spotify subscribers threaten to get rid of their accounts after the broadcast service continued to present the podcast of & # 39; Infowars & # 39; of Jones despite the blockages of other services.

Writer Greg Rucka tweeted: "It really shocked me that Spotify took Alex Jones.

"I know countless writers and artists who use the service, not anymore. & # 39;

Another user, who tweets under the handle @CopThese, added: "Seriously, I'm going to miss my subscription to Spotify, but this is a bridge too far."

The Sleeping Giants campaign, which aims to encourage companies to abandon ads from media organizations that encourage fanaticism, tweeted: "Really, @Spotify?

& # 39; Alex Jones has been responsible for harassing the parents of Sandy Hook's children, Vegas has shot the victims and threatens to kill the special lawyer.

& # 39; And now you're organizing your podcasts? & # 39;

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