The populist US radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones spreads his worldview on many channels, but he is disappearing from the digital platforms. After industry giants like Facebook and Twitter reacted years ago, Google is now banning the Android app for Jones online portal from the Play Store.
On the Infowars website, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones disseminates abstruse news about the supposedly true connections of world events. Last week, a video was posted on the portal claiming that measures against the corona virus, such as social distancing, home retreat or quarantine obligations, would not stop the spread of COVID-19.
As the reason for the deletion, Google stated that in a video available (the Infowars app), Jones had disseminated incorrect information about the coronavirus epidemic in the USA. Jones claimed in the video that there are already natural antivirals against the corona virus. This violates the Play Store guidelines, which prohibit misleading and harmful claims. The app has been downloaded many times.
On his website and the deleted app, Jones not only distributes his regular talk show and other videos, but also offers numerous products, such as food supplements and respiratory masks. In this context, Jones recently received an injunction of the State of New York because he posted a dietary supplement and a medically ineffective product on his website. He effectively advertised against Covid-19. The products in question have now received an indication that they are ineffective against all diseases, including Covid-19.
Google Is Relatively Late With The Ban On The App
Youtube and Apple had already removed Jones accounts, apps and videos from their offers. Jones had lost all major online platforms except the Play Store. Paypal also ended its cooperation with the populist spreads.