Following the purge of Infowars by big tech companies earlier this week, the Infowars app has been trending: now, it's ranked No. 3 in the "News" category of Apple's App Store, behind Twitter and News Break and ahead of apps for news organizations including CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, and BuzzFeed. But the company is monitoring the app.
Multiple tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify, have banned Alex Jones or removed InfoWars-related content from their platforms over the past couple of weeks. Apple, despite removing most of Jones' podcasts from its directory, has left Jones's content on their app store. Apple, Facebook and Google's YouTube removed content associated with Jones and InfoWars for violating their policies.
However, the InfoWars app is still available in Google's Play app marketplace. Jones reportedly said Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors interviewed by the news media were actors and compared student David Hogg to members of the Nazi Party.
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Twitter's VP of trust and safety, Del Harvey, had said in an email to employees earlier on Wednesday that had InfoWars published the offending content to Twitter, it would constitute a violation of Twitter's rules, and would have forced the company to "take action". But Apple said it continues to "monitor apps for violations of our guidelines, and if we find content that violates our guidelines and is harmful to users we will remove those apps from the store as we have done previously". "We take those behaviors as signals and I do want to point out that these signals evolve minute by minute, hourly by hourly, these are not scarlet permanent letters that people then take on as a badge and will never be ranked high in search or not allowed to trend or ranked high in conversations". It has suggested that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, and that the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job orchestrated by the U.S. government.
The change came at the same time as conservatives and prominent activists like Tommy Robison lost their Twitter account verification. Twitter, Dorsey said Tuesday, would not follow suit because Jones had not crossed the line on its service.
Ultimately, it's up to the user to deal with offensive posts appearing in their timeline, Dorsey told Hannity - assuming it gets through Twitter's "off-platform" filtering.