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Spotify removes 'specific episodes' of Alex Jones' shows for violating 'hate content policy
Alex Jones (left), stands next to Roger Stone, and Jonathan Alter on SiriusXM in 2016 in Cleveland. "Specific episodes" of "The Alex Jones Show" radio show has been removed by Spotify for violating the company's hate content policy (Photo by Ben Jackson/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Spotify removes 'specific episodes' of Alex Jones' shows for violating 'hate content policy

Spotify, the popular digital streaming service, has taken down "specific episodes" of "The Alex Jones Show" radio show for violating the company's hate content policy, according to a statement.

"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," a Spotify spokesperson told TheBlaze in a statement Thursday.

Spotify's move comes on the heels of similar measures against the conspiracy theorist. Jones said he expected Spotify's move against him.

"I was born in censorship. I was born being suppressed," Jones said on his podcast, according to ABC News.

Which other platforms have suspended Jones?

YouTube removed four videos on Tuesday from Jones' channel for violating its hate speech and child endangerment policies, The New York Times reported. The channel will be prevented from streaming live video for 90 days.

YouTube has a policy of three strikes and you're out. This is Jones' first strike on the platform.

On Friday, Facebook placed Jones' personal account on a 30-day suspension for violating the social media platform's "community standards," according to The New York Times.

The social media platform also removed four videos from his page and Infowars' page, but the ban only affects Jones — not Infowars or any of his page administrators. He has nearly 1.7 million followers on his personal account.

The Infowars owner claims his shows reach at least 70 million listeners and viewers on various platforms, including YouTube and other platforms.

What about the lawsuits against him?

The parents of several children who were killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, filed defamation lawsuits against Jones earlier this year.

Jones has called the tragedy a "complete hoax." Twenty children and six adults were killed by a mass murderer.

The parents of one child said they had received death threats because of Jones' conspiracy theories and have been forced to move seven times for their safety, Fox News reported.

One of the lawsuits alleges that Jones and his media company have engaged in "false, cruel, and dangerous assertions," according to Reuters.

Jones now admits that the massacre happened said his claims are protected by free speech and has requested the lawsuits be dismissed.

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