A month after removing Infowars Podcast from Apple podcast, Apple today deleted the Infowars application from the App Store. The company confirmed the decision to BuzzFeed News late Friday night.
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Apple has not identified the reason for deletion, but instead points to the general guidelines of the App Store. As the BuzzFeed News points out, the App Store guidelines are clear in the words of defamation. The first phrase is forbidden:
"Defamatory, discriminatory, or violent content, including reference materials and commentary on religion, race, sexual orientation, gender, nationality / ethnicity, other target groups, especially applications, are humiliated or threatened And individuals and groups do not harm "
Apple has confirmed that the ban on Infowars applications is permanent and applications are not allowed on the App Store.
The obvious question many people asked when Apple removed five Infowars podcasts from the Apple Podcast was the reason that the Infowars application was allowed to remain on the App Store. At that time, Apple kept the decision saying the App Store is "home of all viewpoints", but it did not continuously monitor the application of offense violation and delete it as necessary.
The Inforwars application on iOS allowed users to read articles from websites and listen to programming from Alex Jones. After Infowars' podcasts were removed, the Infowars app gained popularity and Apptopia told BuzzFeed News that as of August the use time in the app exceeded 600,000 hours
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