Facebook removes InfoWars programming from its platform, citing glorification of violence and dehumanizing language. YouTube deletes Alex Jones main account for repeated Terms of Service violations. Apple and Spotify pull Jones' podcasts, but Apple leaves the Infowars app in the App Store. Editor Paul Joseph Watson calls Facebook's actions "political censorship" on Twitter
Facebook and other tech giants have been under growing pressure to crack down on the spread of misinformation across their platforms.
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- Advertisers remove their ads from InfoWars founder Alex Jones' YouTube channels. Many of the brands say they were not aware their adverts were being shown on the channel until being contacted by CNN.
- Sixteen survivors use anti-terror legislation to sue Google, Twitter and Facebook, alleging the firms "provided support and resources" to the Islamic State.
- Two former employees of InfoWars accuse founder and radio host Alex Jones of sexual harassment, racism and antisemitism.
- U.S. senators question lawyers representing Facebook, Twitter and Google about Russian activity on their platforms during the 2016 United States presidential election.
- Facebook, Google, and Twitter executives have been asked to testify before the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in October and the Senate Intelligence Committee on November 1, according to committee sources.