Tech Giants remove Alex Jones and InfoWars From Their Platforms

Apple has become the latest tech giant to remove hundreds of podcasts by right-wing commentator Alex Jones and his InfoWars brand from its iTunes and Podcasts apps.

It said in a statement that it "does not tolerate hate speech".

Facebook removed the InfoWars page from its platform for "using hate speech" on Monday, and Alex Jones' channel on YouTube was consigned to history.

Jones speaking to his followers on Twitter said InfoWars had become the "most censored" channel on Earth.

Spotify also said it had removed The Alex Jones Show from its podcast listings on Monday.

It said in a statement: "We take reports of hate content seriously.

"Due to repeated violations of Spotify's prohibited content policies, The Alex Jones Show has lost access to the Spotify platform."

Several right-wing commentators came out in defense of Jones, and warned that the tech firms' ability to block a publisher posed a challenge to the US' free speech laws.

Julian Assange's Wikileaks called the censoring of the alternative media progamme "San Francisco cultural imperialism".

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