Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Technology | By Russell Knight

Facebook deletes InfoWars pages

Facebook deletes InfoWars pages

BuzzFeed News reported on Sunday that Apple had removed five podcasts associated with InfoWars from iTunes and its podcast app.

One Infowars podcast remains on the platform: "Real News With David Knight".

Four Facebook pages operated by InfoWars founder Alex Jones received a permanent ban due to "repeated violations of community standards", the company announced Monday - following Apple's lead after the tech giant banned several InfoWars podcasts from iTunes. Facebook took down Jones's personal profile for 30 days and removed four videos it said violated the social media company's community standards.

The moves by Apple and Facebook are the most sweeping of a recent crackdown on Jones's programs by online sites that have suspended or removed some of his conspiracy-driven content.

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While the ban cuts off a popular way to watch Infowars' videos and a revenue stream, Jones' outlet makes most of its money by selling nutritional supplements on its own website, where viewers can also find other versions of the channel's videos. "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions", an Apple spokesperson said in a statement to TechCrunch.

Neither Jones nor a representative for Infowars was available for comment.

Facebook confirmed Monday that it removed four pages promoting the controversial conspiracy theorist and his content. Jones has repeatedly claimed the massacre was a hoax and that the parents of the murdered first-graders were actors, an accusation that has sparked death threats against some of the bereaved mothers and fathers.

"Podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming", Apple said in a statement.

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"I mean, quite frankly, I've been to these events, a lot of the KKK guys with their hats off look like they're from the cast of "Seinfeld", Jones said at the time".

On Monday, Facebook followed suit by deleting some of the pages hosted by Infowars.

Among the conspiracy theories Jones has peddled are charges that the USA government was behind numerous terrorist attacks, including the September 11, 2001 strikes on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Jones has not directly addressed the elimination of his content on these platforms, but did retweet a few people, including InfoWars employee Paul Joseph Watson, who criticized the move as an attack on free speech. Last week, Spotify removed some of Jones' Infowars podcasts, saying they contained hate speech.

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