Spotify faces backlash for hosting Alex Jones Infowars podcasts

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Spotify is hosting the controversial podcasts of right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones prompting calls for a boycott by outraged users.

Mr Jones, who hosts the Infowars podcasts which shares rumours and unverified news, has attracted criticism over a wide variety of false claims and personal attacks, leading to him being banned or censured by other tech platforms, including YouTube and Facebook.

However Spotify, which is primarily known as a music streaming service but also holds podcasts, has decided to continue to host Alex Jones’ show which has been described as a purveyor of “hate, fear, and propaganda”.

The US conspiracy theorist has gained fame online for perpetuating the idea the illuminati…

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