Apple has taken down all episodes of five of Infowars' six podcast series that had been available on iTunes, citing violations of its hate-speech rules.
It's the latest move by a big digital-media platform to stop distributing the right-wing conspiracy website's content, which has been a high-profile test case of how Silicon Valley is grappling with the problem of dealing with inflammatory content and misinformation.
Apple's removal of the Infowars podcasts, first reported by BuzzFeed News, comes after Spotify and Stitcher pulled multiple podcasts from Infowars founder Alex Jones last week.
In addition, last month both YouTube and Facebook penalised the alt-right agitator for violating their community-standards guidelines and deleted four videos he posted to the services.
"Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users," Apple said in a statement. "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions."
In addition, over the weekend, Spotify removed all episodes of "The Alex Jones Show" from its service after initially pulling just four segments last week. The company conducted a further review of Jones' podcast and determined that there were enough violations of Spotify's "hate content" policy that it warranted full removal.
The Infowars podcasts removed from iTunes include "The Alex Jones Show," "War Room," and "Infowars Freedom Nuggets."
Those have been pulled from the iTunes directory, making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming. About 100 episodes of Infowars news-recap podcast "RealNews With David Knight" that remain available on iTunes.
The "Infowars Official" app for iOS remains available in Apple's App Store. The free app, released in July 2018, provides the ability to live-stream Infowars shows including "Real News," "The Alex Jones Show" and "War Room" and access articles.
Some of Infowars notorious assertions have included claiming that 9/11 was perpetrated by "globalists" in the US government; that the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 was a hoax; and that David Hogg, one of the students who survived the February 2018 shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida, was a paid actor.