UPDATED! Facebook, iTunes Yank Alex Jones’s ‘Hate Speech’
Facebook has given conspiracy merchant Alex Jones and his unhinged InfoWars media platform the heave-ho.
Facebook ha[d] thus far refused to ban Infowars on the grounds of free speech, but now says it’s taking action against the company for repeatedly posting content over the past several days that breaks the platform’s Community Standards.
This follows news that iTunes has removed InfoWars podcasts.
The company removed five Infowars podcasts, including War Room and The Alex Jones Show, presented daily by the right-wing conspiracy theorist, reported Buzzfeed News.
“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,” Apple said in a statement.
“Podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory, making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming. We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions.”
Between these moves and Anonymous’ declaration of war against the QAnon conspiracy cult, this is not a good day for “conspiracy nation.”