Apple bans Infowars app from store: report

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Apple has permanently banned InfoWars’ app from its app store, just weeks after the tech giant announced it was monitoring the right-wing conspiracy newscast app for possible content policy violations.

The company confirmed the app’s permanent removal from the digital store to BuzzFeed News on Friday, declining to issue a statement but referring reporters to the company’s content guidelines.

Apple announced last month that the app was under review following the removal of InfoWars’ podcasts from the iTunes store.

“Podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming,” an Apple spokesperson said at the time. “We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions.”

The news comes a day after Twitter announced that it was permanently banning the conspiracy site and its founder Alex Jones from the platform.

This breaking news story will be updated.