Tech Companies Banned Infowars. Now, Its App Is Trending.

Alex Jones has been seeing his online influence shrink significantly over the last few weeks as all the major social networks began to kick him off their platforms.

Now the notorious conspiracy theorist won’t even be able to hide out in a corner of the Apple App Store.

The tech giant has kicked Jones’ Infowars app out of the online shop and it doesn’t look like it’ll be returning any time soon.

A spokesperson for Apple told the New York Times that the app violates its guidelines by containing content that is ‘offensive, insensitive, upsetting, intended to disgust or in exceptionally poor taste.’

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Alex Jones (Picture: InfoWars)

If you need an indication of the kinds of content that Infowars is happy to publish, it includes conspiracy theories that 9/11 was an inside job and that Hillary Clinton was involved in a child sex ring that fronted as a pizzeria in Washington DC.

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According to the Times, loudmouth Jones is currently facing at least five separate lawsuits for defamation.

The Infowars app saw a spike in downloads after services like YouTube, Spotify and Facebook blocked its content.

But Apple has delivered the smackdown after growing pressure on tech companies to quell the amount of fake news and propaganda that gets spread around their audiences.

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Apple has removed the Infowars app from its App Store (Image: NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The app won’t stop working for anyone that’s already downloaded it, but any new iPhone users won’t be able to find it on the online store.

However, at the time of writing, Infowars is still currently available on Google’s Play Store which serves Android phones and tablets.

Source : https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/10/alex-jones-infowars-app-permanently-banned-from-iphone-app-store-7930490/

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