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The enfant awful has just seen five of his Infowars podcasts culled from iTunes by Apple, including the eponymous Alex Jones Show and War Room, leaving just two podcasts associated with Jones' platform, RealNews and David Knight, still available.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey in a series of tweets on Tuesday evening explained that the micro-blogging platform won't suspend the accounts associated with Jones simply because they hadn't violated the company's policies.

But Dorsey said it's not up to Twitter to disown him. And Spotify said, "The Alex Jones Show has lost access to the Spotify platform". He may have escaped a ban for not violating Twitter's policies, but Dorsey says: "we'll enforce if he does". But Apple's decision is much more comprehensive than Spotify's and will likely harm Jones's bottom line.

In a statement, McAdams stated that he and Horton were suspended for defending the former USA diplomat Peter Van Buren, who was also banned from the platform following an argument with a man allegedly funded by socialist billionaire George Soros.

In another tweet, Dorsey explained why Twitter won't react to the "outside pressure" and how it would continue to enforce straightforward principles impartially regardless of the political viewpoints.


On this rationale, Dorsey said: "We're going to hold Jones to the same standard we hold to every account, not taking one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term, and adding fuel to new conspiracy theories".

Further in Dorsey's thread, he said it was up to journalists to "document, validate, and refute" claims like Jones'.

InfoWars is notorious for spreading demonstrably false information and conspiracy theories on a host of issues.

Jones has described Monday's retaliation from an array of Internet giants as a "coordinated communist-style crackdown", but it followed months of criticism demanding the social media services do more to combat disinformation and hate discourse. "If your policy doesn't account for Jones-like activity on/offline then the policy isn't serving a healthy conversation", Horne said. Since the app lets users stream the same content Jones includes in his podcasts, why is it still available on Apple's own app distribution platform? On his show, InfoWars, he peddles conspiracy theories, ranging from claiming the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012 was staged by the government to stating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack was an "inside job".

"While we welcome everyone to express themselves on our service, we prohibit targeted behaviour that harasses, threatens, or uses fear to silence the voices of others".


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