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Silicon Valley strikes back against Infowars: all the news about Alex Jones’ platform battles

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Following Apple’s removal of Alex Jones’ podcasts from the iTunes Store, both Facebook and YouTube made the decision to remove the conspiracy theorist and popular alt-right figure, along with his Infowars network, from their respective platforms on August 6th. While Facebook cited hate speech violations for its removal of four InfoWars-related pages, YouTube said Jones circumvented a prior 90-day live-streaming ban by using other channel owners’ accounts, leading to its permanent ban.

The decision to remove Infowars is sure to have profound effects on how technology companies moderate their platforms in the future, as well as how conservative voices and fringe groups on the internet perceive their ongoing culture war with Silicon Valley. Here are the latest developments in the ongoing Infowars saga.