Facebook said in a blog post on Monday that it was banning four of the pages belonging to Infowars founder Alex Jones for repeatedly uploading content in breach of the social network's community standards. The decision to completely pull the other shows, including "The Alex Jones Show" and "War Room", represents a broader effort than those made by other companies in recent days to stop disseminating material associated with Jones, whom the Southern Poverty Law Center calls "the most prolific conspiracy theorist in contemporary America".
As of early Monday, just one of the six Infowars programs once listed by Apple remained, RealNews with David Knight.
Spotify also removed the "Alex Jones Show" from its podcast directory for violations of its content policy. It has suggested that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, and that the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job orchestrated by the USA government.
Infowars didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Four of Alex Jones' pages have been removed from Facebook.
iTunes was not the only way Jones distributed his podcasts, but BuzzFeed reported that Apple's platform is the largest podcast index on the Internet. The shooting killed 26 children and adults at the elementary school in CT.
Describing the development as a "chilling precedent for free speech", Watson said that Facebook did not tell the media organization what the offending posts were.
He has also promoted a theory that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was faked by left-wing forces to promote gun control.
The pages include one for Jones' flagship radio show InfoWars as well as his fan page.
Jones, who propagates many far-right theories on his show, is now being sued by the parents of one of the 20 children who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
"While much of the discussion around InfoWars has been related to false news. none of the violations that spurred today's removals were related to this", it said in a statement.
Since founding Infowars in 1999, Jones has built a vast audience.
'Alex Jones has been responsible for harassing parents of Sandy Hook children, Vegas shooting victims and threatening to kill the Special Counsel.