"He has, on multiple occasions, harassed or allowed harassment of private individuals and organizations."
Stitcher has pulled all episodes of far-right political commentator and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' podcast from its service, following similar moves from Spotify, Facebook and Youtube -- all citing violations against their platforms' hate content policies.
In a statement to Billboard on Thursday, Stitcher it "has reviewed Alex Jones’ podcasts and found he has, on multiple occasions, harassed or allowed harassment of private individuals and organizations, and that harassment has led listeners of the show to engage in similar harassment and other damaging activity. Therefore, we have decided to remove his podcasts from the Stitcher platform."
The news follows action by Facebook to suspend Jones' personal account and YouTube to take down several videos from Jones' InfoWars channel for violating "policies against child endangerment and hate speech," as well as a recent backlash against Spotify that eventually resulted in the service removing an unspecified number of episodes from its service, citing its hate content policy.