Things Just Keep Getting Worse For Alex Jones

Poor Alex Jones. He just cant seem to catch a break. 

First, he gets criticized for accusing the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School of being a hoax; his false claims inciting death threats to the survivors and victim’s parents. 

Now, Jones is facing a dilution of his audience thanks to his sound ideals and unique manner of dealing with the public.

Of course, this is said with complete irony. 

Jones is known for being a baseless accuser and mind-numbing conspiracy theorist with a knack for going after actual victims.

Due to his unwelcomed style of approaching issues and people, Jones’ podcast has been pulled from a popular podcast app. 

Stitcher has made the decision to drop Jones’ content entirely from its library.

In a public statement, Stitcher took issue with Jones’ methods. 

“He has, on multiple occasions, harassed or allowed harassment of private individuals and organizations.”

After Jones’ vile coverage of the Sandy Hook shooting, the anti-hate organization, Sleeping Giants, made a move against the The Alex Jones Show and Infowars host. 

According to the organization, Jones is in direct violation of the terms of service for multiple platforms including: 

  • Facebook
  • Spotify
  • Twitter
  • GooglePlay
  • Amazon
  • Apple Music

Though Jones remains intact in many of those platforms, Stitcher recognized that Sleeping Giants was right. 

It wasn’t the only podcast app to respond, however.

Spotify announced that it would be removing some of Jones’ podcasts, but he would still have a  presence.

A Spotify spokesperson told NPR: 

“We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community.” 

“Spotify can confirm it has removed specific episodes of ‘The Alex Jones Show’ podcast for violating our hate content policy.”

Spotify also took to Twitter and stated: 

“We don’t share specifics around our content decisions, as to not draw further attention to the content in question, but will take action to remove content that violates our hate content policy.”

Jones is currently facing three defamation suits filed by relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. 

The suits claim that, because of Jones’ hoax accusations, lives have been uprooted. Some relatives have been forced to avoid making public appearances.

In some instances, death threats to the victim’s parents have also been reported.

So far, though Stitcher and Spotify made a move to remove Jones’ hate speech and false accusations against murder victims and their families, the remaining major platforms have stayed silent and have not removed Jones’ material.

H/T: Buzzfeed News, NPR