On Monday early morning, social network giants in the likes of Facebook, YouTube and Apple removed Infowars and Alex Jones from their apps.
With this removal, Alex Jones will to have to shout a bit louder now to make his conspiracy theories heard.
Why Was Alex Jones Banned
Infowars was founded in 1999 and of which many has described as “actually only a tiny bit worse than Fox News,”
Jones is known for his aggressive rants, during which he screams and turns red as he squawks and screeches about how conservatives are being oppressed.
InfoWars also regularly invents or spreads preposterous conspiracy theories that don’t even pretend to be rooted in reality. Unfortunately, much of his audience has been known to take everything he says at face value, which is dangerous to say the least.
How Apples Ban was Far Worse
Apples banned Alex Jones and infowars immediately after both Google and Facebook had taken action against InfoWars. However Apple’s decision to completely ban multiple podcasts from the conspiracy theorist is far more serious than the slaps on the wrist InfoWars received from both YouTube and facebook.
Google only deleted four InfoWars videos from YouTube and barred Jones from live streaming his broadcasts for 90 days.
Facebook on the other hand merely deleted a few videos from its platform.
Apple came and did finishing work by removing five of InfoWars’ six podcasts from its directories.
Apple has confirmed the move and said that it took action against Alex Jones and InfoWars due to the use of hate speech, which is a violation of its terms. “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. 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,” Said an Apple spokesperson.
It’s a No regret from Apple … good riddance to bad rubb!sh