Spotify has deleted several episodes of the podcast hosted by Alex Jones, an Austin, Texas-based right-wing conspiracy theorist and founder of Infowars, after a backlash on social media this week over the distribution of his episodes as other websites removed some of his content.
The specific podcast episodes deleted by Spotify were determined by the music streaming service to include hate speech.
Dozens of episodes of Jones' podcasts remain available on the site.
"We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community.
Spotify can confirm it has removed specific episodes of 'The Alex Jones Show' podcast for violating our hate content policy," the company said in a statement late Wednesday.
Once a fringe figure of the internet's far right, Jones has become a prominent media presence in recent years.
He has been praised by President Trump, who gave an interview to Jones in 2017. »