Apple Removes ‘Infowars’ Podcast: Twitter Reactions & Memes

Apple Removes Infowars

Getty Apple announced that it has removed the 'Infowars' podcast from the iTunes store.

In a surprising move on Sunday evening, Apple made a statement declaring the removal of the podcast ‘Infowars’ from the iTunes store.

Buzzfeed’s John Paczkowski tweeted Apple’s official statement, which read: “Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users. Podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory making them o longer searchable or available for download or streaming.”

The statement continued, “We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions.”

Infowars host Alex Jones has yet to respond to the announcement. However, this isn’t the first time that Jones has dealt with removal from social media and news platforms. In the last few months, Facebook and YouTube pulled down four videos each that were posted by Jones, and Spotify and Stitcher removed specific clips of the ‘Infowars’ podcast that were deemed hateful content.

As usual, the Twitterverse had plenty to say about Apple’s surprise decision. Some users took the opportunity to call out Spotify for not having done the same, yet, with one user even tweeting, “@Spotify your move.”

Another user thanked Apple, tweeting, “This man has caused horrible grief for people who deserve nothing but kindness and sympathy – his garbage mouth has no place near ears.”

Best Memes & Reactions to Infowars Getting the Boot

Here’s a roundup of the best memes and reactions to Infowars getting the boot from the iTunes store:

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Anonymous

No doubt Alex says some strange things but the left has well and truly really stepped into Gestapo territory with its behaviour. You have people making open death threats against your president and gangs of Antifa physically attacking people en-masse, yet some chubby Texan is more dangerous because he sometimes shares very widely held opinions.
From outside the US, we can see the left have no qualms about causing a civil war if they keep on losing. The thing is though, everyone that just wants a great country, will absolutely obliterate them.

Anonymouse

It isn’t *just* hate speech. These infowars idiots & Captain Retard, also known as the degenerate that is Alex Jones, actively pursue and promote totally false and often quite dangerous conspiracy nonsense. Willfully pushing already deranged lunatics into action, which has happened often enough. Freedom of speech is fine and all, but when delusional speech ends up fueling a man with an AR-15 into a kids’ pizza restaurant, looking for a baseless accusation of child-sex trafficking…you’ve found yourself smack dab in the middle of another mass murder spree.

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