The Infowars Android app is blocked by Google from the Play store. This was confirmed to Wired on Friday. The app has strongholds by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Jones in a video posted last week disputed the need for social distancing, shelter in place, and quarantine efforts meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Google as part of its initiative to fight misinformation on the Playstore removed the app.
Last week New York Attorney General Letitia James ordered Alex Jones to stop selling Infowars products that were marketed as a treatment or cure for the coronavirus.
Google is not the first tech giant to ban Infowars. Google owned YouTube suspended The Alex Jones Channel in August 2018. Facebook did a full ban of Alex Jones and Infowars content across all of its platforms in May 2019. Apple’s iOS App Store, banned the Infowars app more than a year ago, in 2018