Alex Jones Booted From YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, Apple

Most of Info Wars and Alex Jones' podcasts have been given the boot on iTunes

Most of Info Wars and Alex Jones' podcasts have been given the boot on iTunes

In its statement, the company said it removed the pages "for glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanising language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies".

An account belonging to Ron Gibson, whose channel is affiliated with Jones and helped livestream "InfoWars" during the ban, has also been removed by YouTube.

"We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community", a Spotify spokesperson told NBC News in an email.

YouTube Alex Jones' YouTube channel was removed on Monday for violating the website's guidelines, a spokesperson said.

Facebook had faced criticism and scrutiny for allowing Jones to remain on the site, despite his promotion of conspiracy theories that the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting was staged and that survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting were "crisis actors".

Jones has been dubbed "the most paranoid man in America [who] is trying to overthrow the 'global Stasi Borg state, ' one conspiracy theory at a time", by Rolling Stone magazine. Many of these products are snake oil supplements and doomsday prep items that Jones has a personal financial stake in.

Facebook didn't disclose what specific content violated its policies, although it noted the decision wasn't prompted by "false news".

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"I'd be curious to see if companies become braver and braver in the next few weeks and just start removing more podcasts and more shows because they're jumping in on this together", Dockray said. Last month, Facebook suspended Jones for 30 days.

Infowars emerged as a flashpoint in the debate with some journalists and activists pushing for Facebook to take action.

The lawsuits name Jones and his associated companies including Infowars, as well as another reporter for Infowars.

Infowars did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Apple has also pulled several Infowars podcasts from iTunes, YouTube has followed suit with Infowars videos, while Spotify recently deleted of his shows from its service.

Youtube was the latest media company to block out Jones, shutting down his page Monday. He also compared his situation to government censorship in China, suggesting that big tech companies like Google are using A.I.to quietly implement speech-restricting technology on American internet users.

Monday marks exactly three months before the November 6 midterm elections - timing that had Jones and Infowars crying foul.

"What we are witnessing is an ideological purge meant to re-define the very concept of free speech", InfoWars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson wrote. Three of the defamation cases have been filed by relatives of Sandy Hook victims.

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