Facebook emphasized that it hasn't technically removed the pages but simply unpublished them, which leaves the door open for an appeal by Jones.

The social media site removed the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the InfoWars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page, Facebook said in a blog post Monday. In addition, one of the admins of these Pages - Alex Jones - was placed in a 30-day block for his role in posting violating content to these Pages. If he doesn't, the pages will be banned permanently.

Perhaps the tech companies that have continued to give Jones' unsafe rhetoric and conspiracies a platform finally got a shove when Jones' own attorney, defending the host against a lawsuit brought by parents of victims in the Sandy Hook school shooting, said "no reasonable reader or listener" would actually believe Jones' nonsense.

Infowars did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Facebook's ban comes shortly after Apple and Spotify both removed Jones' podcasts from their platforms.

The theories he has promoted include that the September 11, 2001 attacks on NY and Washington were staged by the U.S. government.

Spotify removed some episodes of Jones's shows last week.

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Since founding Infowars in 1999, Jones has built a vast audience.

BuzzFeed News reported Sunday that Apple has removed five of Infowars' six podcast from its iTunes and Podcast apps for violating hate speech guidelines.

An Apple spokeswoman said in a statement that the company "does not tolerate hate speech" and publishes guidelines that developers and publishers must follow.

Describing the development as a "chilling precedent for free speech", Watson said that Facebook did not tell the media organization what the offending posts were.

It also said they represent various views if "people are respectful to those with differing opinions".

Spotify, which is the second-largest platform, said in a statement last week that it had removed "specific episodes. for violating our hate content policy". "We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community", a Spotify spokesperson said. Those claims have resulted in harassment directed at Sandy Hook families and supporters.

'Alex Jones has been responsible for harassing parents of Sandy Hook children, Vegas shooting victims and threatening to kill the Special Counsel.


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