Published On: Thu, Aug 2nd, 2018

Spotify Removes Some conspiracy theorist Alex Jones Podcasts for Its ‘Hate Content’

After Facebook and YouTube suspended far-right and conspiracy theorist's Alex Jones' personal account for hate content policy, now does Spotify too.

After social media giant, Facebook suspended far-right political commentator and conspiracy theorist’s Alex Jones’ personal account. And, after  YouTube shut down several of his videos off InfoWars channel for violating “longstanding policies against child endangerment and hate speech.” Now, the streaming service Spotify deleted a number of Jons’ podcast, for violating its ‘Hate Content’ policy.

This policy reads: “content that expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics, including, race, religion, gender identity, sex, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.”

Alex Jones and his channel are currently defending themselves against a defamation suit, five years ago, from parents of children killed at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut, alleging the conspiracy theorist spread false claims that the shooting was an “elaborate hoax.”

While Spotify does not disclose to say which of Jones’ episodes it removed, billboard claims one of them is in which Jones discusses Stormy Daniels’ arrest. That episode is still available on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher, both only host podcasts dating back until July 5.

In a statement, Spotify said: “We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community. Spotify can confirm it has removed specific episodes of ‘The Alex Jones Show’ podcast for violating our hate content policy.”

The company still offer dozens of episode of his podcast of June 2017.

 

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