Most of podcasts of Alex Jones (the U.S. conspiracy theorist) from Infowars, his right-wing media platform, have been eliminated from podcast and iTunes apps by Apple. This was claimed by BuzzFeed, the media news website, earlier this week.
The decision by Apple is the most comprehensive of a recent onslaught on Jones’s initiatives by online sites including Facebook that have removed or suspended some of his conspiracy-boosted content. Apple claimed to the media that it has suspended the complete library for 5 of Jones’s 6 podcasts on Infowars comprising the shows “The Alex Jones Show” and “War Room.” Only one program offered by Infowars, named as “RealNews with David Knight,” stayed on Apple’s platforms this week, as per the media reports. A spokesperson of Apple was not reachable for interview this week.
In other latest actions in opposition to Jones, Facebook removed the Internet & radio host’s personal profile for a month in early July from its platform. This was done for what the firm claimed was hate speech and bullying. In addition, podcast & music streaming firm, Spotify, suspended some particular episodes of Jones’s show previous week.
“We take hate content’s reports seriously and evaluate any song or podcast episode that is flagged by our society,” a spokesperson for spottily claimed to the media in an interview. “Spotify can verify that it has suspended particular episodes of the podcast named ‘The Alex Jones Show’ for breaching our policy for hate content,” the spokesperson claimed.
Speaking of Apple, the company earlier showed courage to ditch the 3.5mm jack from its iPhones beginning from iPhone 7. And now, the firm is claimed to do one more courageous thing. The firm is rumored to stop selling the lightning to 3.5mm dongle that comes with every modern iPhone in-the-box. The firm is claimed to go completely wireless.