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YouTube removes Infowars and The Alex Jones Channel

YouTube removes Infowars and The Alex Jones Channel

Apple has also pulled several Infowars podcasts from iTunes, YouTube has followed suit with Infowars videos, while Spotify recently deleted of his shows from its service.

Only one Infowars show - Real News with David Knight - remains accessible.

Jones is verified on Twitter, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment about whether Jones has violated any of the site's policies.

"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", an Apple spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.

On Monday, Facebook announced it removed four of the host's pages for "repeatedly posting content over the past several days" which it said broke its community standards.

Apple, Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify have taken radical action against Alex Jones today, the conspiracy theorist behind InfoWars. An earlier, more limited YouTube crackdown focused on videos that YouTube said violated rules against hate speech and child endangerment.

YouTube's move comes on the heels of similar actions from other major platforms.

Although Infowars promotes some conspiracy theories that are far outside the mainstream - for example, that 9/11 was actually orchestrated by the US government - it also reports on current events just as other media do.

Alex Jones from Infowars.com speaks during a rally in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 18, 2016.

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

Spotify, which added Jones to its podcast offerings last month only to be met with widespread criticism and threats of a boycott, is also ending its relationship with Jones.

Infowars editor Paul Joseph Watson responded in an August 6 article, saying that the companies "all banned Infowars within 12 hours of each other, illustrating how last night's purge was a coordinated effort and has nothing to do with these platforms enforcing "hate speech" rules".

Jones, whose site InfoWars has accused victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting of being "actors" in a plot to discredit the gun lobby, had violated Facebook's hate speech policies, the social network said.

The pages violated Facebook's hate speech, bullying and graphic violence policies, Facebook said, noting that since last week it had taken down material from the pages for "glorifying violence".

Jones is known for claiming that the September 11 terror attacks on NY and Washington were staged by the government, as well as for his adamence that the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school massacre was the work of left-wing activists working to promote gun control. Spotify likewise indicated Jones fell afoul of its hate speech policy. "If they were to ban Alex Jones", he said, he'd question why the company doesn't ban "outright white supremacists, including those who have participated in violent rallies".

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