Apple says it's monitoring Infowars app

Apple says it's monitoring Infowars app

"It is incredibly hard to get podcasts hosted on Spotify", the tweet stated alongside a screengrab of the show's episodes, hosted by its alt-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

As we've covered, Alex Jones has been getting shown the door by a number of platforms over the last few days.

Dorsey's comments came the day after he announced that he would not take down Jones' personal account or his Infowars account ― even though almost every other major social media platform did so in recent days. The show, for example has famously spread misinformation about the Sandy Hook school shooting, claiming it never happened.

While Infowars and its sympathizers have claimed censorship following the actions of YouTube, Facebook, Apple and others, all internet-content platforms specifically reserve the right to suspend users or delete content found to be in violation of their guidelines. "And we'll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren't artificially amplified", Dorsey said in a series of tweets on Tuesday.

"There might be violent extremist groups that try to get onto our service, and we take that into consideration".

The moves by Apple, Facebook and YouTube shut down key distribution channels that had given Jones easy access to millions of internet users.

More news: House of Fraser appoints administrators
More news: Perseid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend
More news: Trump doubles tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum, says relations 'not good'

"If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service that's constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction", Jack writes.

Jones is now facing a raft of defamation lawsuits, including multiple suits from the families of Sandy Hook victims.

Jones has responded to the ban by calling it "21st-century warfare", and an attack on his right to free speech.

Jones has also targeted eight other Sandy Hook families in the same way. He added that Infowars had "not violated something that would result in them being taken down".

At the same time, we're learning more and more about how digital platforms were used as tools to spread false information and influence both the 2016 USA presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum. It's also possible that InfoWars itself is removing the videos as a way of avoiding a full Twitter suspension.

"The truth is that there are only a few companies that control the majority of mainstream internet platforms, and when they all act in unison - at the same time - that could lead to more conspiracy theories".

Related Articles

  • Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie spar over child support, house loan

    Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie spar over child support, house loan

    He is going to use everything he can against her in court to insure that he gets as much custody of the kids as possible. According to Pitt's lawyers, Angelina Jolie's claims are "a poorly disguised effort to manipulate media coverage".
    José Mourinho explains choice to make Paul Pogba captain vs. Leicester

    José Mourinho explains choice to make Paul Pogba captain vs. Leicester

    But I told the players we had good periods, lots of glimpses of the type of football we wanted to play. As a Man United fan, winning is the most important thing".
    20,000 under evacuation orders as Holy Fire grows in southern California

    20,000 under evacuation orders as Holy Fire grows in southern California

    Three firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the flames, which have charred more than 18,000 acres (7,280 hectares). They are undergoing four days of training to fight wildfires and are expected to be deployed to California next week, U.S.
  • China slaps 25% tariffs on $16 billion worth of USA  goods

    China slaps 25% tariffs on $16 billion worth of USA goods

    China's trade conflict with the United States, coupled with weakening global demand, has compounded the challenges for Beijing . The firm action taken by China is meant to further deepen reform and opening up, and do well in its own affairs.
    State of emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

    State of emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

    Unite the Right said on its website that supporters will march from a nearby subway station to Lafayette Park at 5pm (2100 GMT). Two Virginia state troopers also died in the crash of their helicopter during the events .
    Premier League 2018/19: Predicted Top 4 standings

    Premier League 2018/19: Predicted Top 4 standings

    English actor, television host and comedian Corden is a well-known West Ham fan, and the Englishman has praised the Premier League club's board on Twitter for investing in the squad.
  • Tesla's board seeking more information on Musk's financing plan

    Tesla's board seeking more information on Musk's financing plan

    Mr Musk said in a tweet on Tuesday that he had secured financing for the deal, but he did not publicly provide further details. Tesla shares fell 2.4 per cent to US$370.34 on Wednesday after closing up 11 per cent on Tuesday.
    Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today

    Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today

    Also during that eclipse, the moon crossed the ecliptic going from north to south, the descending node of its orbit. According to the map, the partial solar eclipse will be seen over the North Pole and eastern parts of Siberia.
    Best of the Week

    Best of the Week

    Earlier this week Epic Games and Samsung both announced the long-awaited news of Fortnite's Android release. In addition, users can stay on track of their meals using Bixby Vision on their Galaxy device.
  • Justin Bieber Explains Crying Photos With Hailey Baldwin

    Justin Bieber Explains Crying Photos With Hailey Baldwin

    Justin Bieber is coming clean about why he and fiancee Hailey Baldwin were photographed crying earlier this week . On Thursday, TMZ obtained video of Bieber speaking with and dancing for fans.
    Tropical storm warning dropped as Hector passes south of Big Isle

    Tropical storm warning dropped as Hector passes south of Big Isle

    NOAA's Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) noted today, August 8 that a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Hawaii County. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area later today.
    Wrong Tommy Fleetwood gets paid over $150000 for British Open

    Wrong Tommy Fleetwood gets paid over $150000 for British Open

    It would take me over five years to earn that, and that's if I was the best at my job, never mind joint 12th- rubbish Tommy. I wouldn't even know if I'd been paid or not because I don't really look .