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Spotify takes Alex Jones podcasts mention of “hate content”

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The music streaming service Spotify says that it is removed, a number of episodes of “The Alex Jones Show” podcast for the violation of the hate content of the policy. The move followed a backlash on the social media.

“We take reports of hate content seriously, and review of a podcast episode, or song that is highlighted by our community,” the company said in a statement late Wednesday.

“Spotify can confirm that it is removed specific episodes of “The Alex Jones Show’ podcast for violating our hate content of the policy,” he said.

Most of the “Infowars” Spotify content of Jones, an Austin, Texas-based radio host and conspiracy theorist, seems to be still available.

In this April 17, 2017, file photo, the “Infowars” host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas.

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Jones says that his shows, which are broadcast on the radio, YouTube, and other platforms, at least 70 million people per week.

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Respond on the Spotify action on his podcast, Jones said it was “what I expected.”

“I was born in censorship. I was born repressed,” he said.

Among other claims, Jones has called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting a hoax. He was sued for libel by the families of the children killed in that attack, in which 20 children and six adults dead.

He now admits that the shooting has taken place, but says that his claims were the freedom of speech. He has sought to have the lawsuit dismissed.

Jones’ profile has spread from the far-right edge of the last few years. While for the presidency in 2015, Donald Trump said Jones his reputation was “great.”

 

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