Apple, Twitter finally purge their platforms of Alex Jones

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.

Jones’ personal Twitter account, @realalexjones, had approximately 900,000 followers, while Infowars had 430,000 followers.

Twitter and Apple’s move against Jones comes after Jones stalked the corridors of Capitol Hill where congressional hearings on Facebook and Twitter were taking place Thursday.

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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