Apple has declared proudly that the company has never tolerated hate speech and will never promote the same in the future. In fact, it has removed numerous podcasts which were released by Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist along with his flagship brand InfoWars.
Facebook has also followed suit by eradicating the page of InfoWars from the platform for implementing hate speech. Along with the industry’s giants, YouTube has also terminated the channel run by Alex Jones. Spotify has also removed The Alex Jones Show from the listing of the podcast as it segregates the hate speech with seriousness. The show has violated the rules set by Spotify a number of times, which caused the termination.
In Twitter, Alex Jones has live-streamed in which he stated that InfoWars is the most censored channel in the world.
Alex Jones had not only violated the set of rules once but has sabotaged it numerous times. He has been repeating that the attacks of 9/11 were planned by the US government. According to him, the children who had lost their lives tragically in the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012 were nothing but actors. In fact, two of the children’s parents had sued him for defaming their children and reported it as cruel, dangerous, and false assertions.
Apple never hosted InfoWars on its principle server but the apps of iTunes and Podcasts had made it seamlessly accessible by the millions of people. Out of 6, 5 of the shows of InfoWar have been eradicated from iTunes along with the episodes.
Not only the top-notch companies, several other social media platforms as well as apps are taking serious steps to remove the contents related to InfoWars. They believe that the people who are prominently visible in the widely accessed platforms must respect the opinions and views of the people from diversified backgrounds.
Noura Clack is a seasoned journalist with nearly 15 years experience. While studying journalism at Minot State University, Noura found a passion for finding engaging stories. As a contributor to Lake View Gazette, Noura mostly covers human interest pieces.