Published on August 7, 2018
The Alex Jones controversial news site Info-Wars was not an easy thing and seriously not easy to crack down but recently Apple is the latest company to crack down this. Tech giant on Sunday has removed its podcasts, it has removed around five of the six podcasts Streamable on its iTunes and Podcast apps, They also revealed to Buzz feed and said “does not tolerate hate speech” on its platform. Also if we talk about iTunes users, they will no longer be able to search for Info-Wars podcasts in the directory this was the result came from the termination. With the David Knight, The Real News with the podcast is still available.
In response to community criticism, in the year starting a month, they Spotify censored several Info-Wars podcasts and the podcasts were in breach of its hate speech policy which they were confirmed to Engadget. Measures are important so therefore the online radio service Stitcher took similar measures by scrapping Info-Wars podcasts from its platform following a review which determined Jones had “harassed or allowed harassment of private individuals and organisations”.
If we say about Bans it was also extended to Youtube, where the last month many numbers of videos from the Alex Jones Channel were taken down due to community guidelines violations. According to this Facebook also adopted more defensive stance, Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook telling Re-code “as abhorrent as some of this content can be, I do think that it gets down to this principle of giving people a voice”, but later flipped its decision and slapped Jones with a 30 suspension for breaking community standards. Resulting in that all the Info-Wars episode could reduce the potential reach of the podcast iTunes still holds considerable popularity amongst music fans, and Apple Music recently exceeded Spotify’s US paid subscriber numbers.