Alex Jones hit with bans from Facebook and Apple

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The four pages in question haven't been totally axed from Facebook; they've just been unpublished so that no one can view them.

BuzzFeed News reported that Alex Jones' website, home to batty conspiracy theories and Super Male Vitality - a $59.95 vial of a substance you apply to your penis - had six podcasts hosted on iTunes and Apple's Podcast app, including the flagship Alex Jones Show. They are The Alex Jones Channel Page, The Alex Jones Page, the Infowars Nightly News Page and the Infowars Page.

Jones is facing defamation lawsuits from the families of Sandy Hook victims after his claims that the school shooting was a hoax.

InfoWars did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent outside business hours.

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"Podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming", Apple said in a statement.

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Facebook said that Jones will have the opportunity to appeal the decision. Hours before the Facebook ban was announced, Apple removed the Info Wars podcasts from iTunes which itself follows decisions by Spotify and Stitcher to remove the show from those service.

Spotify on Monday confirmed it has removed all episodes of The Alex Jones Show, after taking down some selected episodes last week.

The shooting left 26 children and adults dead at a CT elementary school. Visitors to InfoWars page are now greeted with a message saying: "Sorry, this content isn't available right now".

Jones is now being sued in Texas by two Sandy Hook parents, seeking at least $1 million (£0.77 million), claiming that they have been the subject of harassment driven by his programs.

In the deleted videos, Mr Jones criticised Muslim immigrants to Europe and also denounced a transgender cartoon. Last week, YouTube removed four videos posted by Jones and issued a warning that more violations could result in a ban from the video platform. "Due to repeated violations of Spotify's prohibited content policies, The Alex Jones Show has lost access to the Spotify platform". "We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community", the company said in a statement to The Post.

The move followed a severe backlash on social media that saw Spotify subscribers threaten to ditch their accounts after the streaming service continued to host Jones" "Infowars' podcast despite blocks from other services.

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