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- Spotify has confirmed that several episodes of Alex Jones’ podcast, The Alex Jones Show, have been removed for violating the streaming service’s policy on ‘hate content.’
- Jones, an InfoWars host and conspiracy theorist, was recently banned from Facebook for 30 days, and several of his videos were removed from Facebook and YouTube.
- Most of The Alex Jones Show’s episodes are still on Spotify, and Spotify has not clarified which episodes were removed, or what specifically was classified as ‘hate content.’
Citing its policy on ‘hate content,’ Spotify has confirmed that it removed several podcast episodes of ‘The Alex Jones Show,’ Recode reports.
Spotify didn’t specify which episodes were removed from the platform, or what specifically violated its policy, but the moves comes just nearly a week after Jones, a conspiracy theorist and host of InfoWars, received a 30-day suspension from Facebook – and several of his videos were removed from Facebook and YouTube.
The vast majority of Jones’ podcast episodes are still available on Spotify, however.
After some Spotify users discovered that Jones’ show was available on Spotify, they took to Twitter this week to demand that Spotify remove his show from their streaming platform. Spotify has also recently been under fire for its handling of the promotion of content from alleged abusers – it temporarily removed music by XXXTentacion, a now-deceased rapper charged with battering a pregnant woman, and R Kelly, an R&B singer accused of statutory rape, from prominent playlists – only to reverse the decision weeks after announcing it.
Jones is known for promoting conspiracy theories, like his insistence that the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax, and that child actors were used – a claim that has resulted in defamation claims against Jones from the affected families.