On Friday Apple made the decision to block the Alex Jones Info Wars app from the Apple Store
The decision comes the day after Twitter removed Jones’ account
Last month Jones found himself banned from a long list of social media sites
The bans have already cut Jones’ audience in half at this time
Things continue to get worse for America’s most notorious conspiracy theory media personality Alex Jones as Apple decided to block his Info Wars app from the Apple Store.
Apple removed the app but instead of making comment they pointed towards their policy of “content that is offensive, insensitive, upsetting, intended to disgust, or in exceptionally poor taste.” Apple originally claimed while Jones violated policies on iTunes, the app was not violating the App Store policies.
We strongly support all points of view being represented on the App Store, as long as the apps are respectful to users with differing opinions, and follow our clear guidelines, ensuring the App Store is a safe marketplace for all. We continue to monitor apps for violations of our guidelines and if we find content that violates our guidelines and is harmful to users we will remove those apps from the store as we have done previously.
The decision by Apple comes just one day after Twitter deleted Jones’ account after a publicity stunt on Wednesday where he harassed Senator Mark Rubio and CNN reporter Oliver Darcy on a livestream through Periscope, which is owned by Twitter.
On Wednesday, Alex Jones showed up on Capitol Hill to bring his rants in front of his oppressors. A plan that appeared to be more of a publicity stunt than anything seems to have backfired after Twitter banned Jones for his behavior on Thursday.
Twitter was the only social media giant that appeared to have Jones’ back following his ban from Facebook, Apple, Spotify, YouTube and other social media sites. Jones claims his freedom of speech is under attack while the private companies argue his conspiracy site Info Wars is violating user policies.
It was reported that on Wednesday Jones was seen stalking behind Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as they testified before the Senate. Then Jones went on to accost Senator Mark Rubio in the hallway amidst several news interviews, more than likely destroying the majority of soundbites in the process.