Apple, Facebook and Spotify delete content of US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

NEW YORK : Apple on Monday deleted most of the podcasts of the far-right conspiracy theorist  Alex Jones, while Facebook removed four of his online pages which the social media platform accused of ''glorifying violence''.

Jones, whose site InfoWars has accused victims of the  2012 Sandy Hook  school shooting  of being  ''actors'' in a plot to discredit the gun lobby,  had violated  Facebook's  hate speech policies, the social network said.

Facebbok said the pages were taken down for  ''glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using  dehumanising language to describe people who are transgender,  Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies.''

Gunman Adam Lanza  killed 26 people, including 20 children, when he launched his rampage in the Connecticut  school.

Jones has repeatedly claimed the massacre was a hoax and that the parents of the  murdered first graders were actors, an accusation that has sparked death threats against some of the bereaved mothers and fathers.

Several of the families have sued the 44-year old Texan, accusing him of using their suffering to expand his audience. Jones has counter-sued demanding in turn that they pay his  court costs.

Among the conspiracy theories Jones has peddled are charges that the  US  government was behind numerous terrorist attacks, including the  September 11, 2001 strikes on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. [AFP].


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