On Friday, Apple removed Alex Jones’ Infowars application from the App Store for violating its guidelines.
“Apps should not include content that is offensive, insensitive, upsetting, intended to disgust, or in exceptionally poor taste,” state the App Store Review guidelines.
A day before on Thursday, Twitter booted the infamous right-wing conspiracy theorist from its platform.
Citing abusive content in violation of its policies, Twitter “permanently suspended” Jones’ personal account and the Infowars account.
Today, we permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope. We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ past violations. https://t.co/gckzUAV8GL
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) September 6, 2018
Jones’ personal Twitter account, @realalexjones, had approximately 900,000 followers, while Infowars had 430,000 followers.
Jones’ antics included accosting Sen. Marc Rubio (R-Fla.), calling him a “frat boy” and a “little gangster thug” while Rubio was speaking to reporters and berating CNN reporter, Olivier Darcy.
News of Jones’ ouster from the two prominent tech platforms follows his removal from both Facebook and YouTube in August.
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