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Alex Jones’ app kicked off Android store for promoting coronavirus misinformation

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On Friday, WIRED reported that Google has banned far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ Infowars Android app from the Play store, for promoting misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.

“The takedown [came] on the heels of a video, posted in the Infowars app last week and viewed by WIRED, in which Jones disputed the need for social distancing, shelter in place, and quarantine efforts meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus,” said the report. “Google confirmed to WIRED that it removed the app on Friday. The app had more than 100,000 downloads according to Google Play’s published metrics, and was rated ‘E10+,’ meaning safe for all users 10 and older. The Infowars app sold products like supplements and protein powder, broadcast The Alex Jones Show live, and posted videos and articles from Jones and others.”

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The iOS version of the app was banned by Apple in 2018. Google, however, has until today kept the Android version up and available for download.

Jones, a supporter and mutual admirer of President Donald Trump, has used his Infowars platform for years to boost theories including that the government is placing mind-control chemicals in tap water and that the Sandy Hook school shooting was staged with crisis actors. His operation is largely funded by the sale of his own personal line of dietary supplements and similar products, which he bills as a line of defense against many of the hidden dangers to society he discusses on his show.


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WATCH: White man head-butts and spits on black man for honking horn — then calls cops on him

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A black Texas man was viciously attacked in a racially motivated road rage incident.

DeVonta Brown stopped to buy coffee at a McDonald's drive-through in McKinney on his way to work Monday when the driver of a truck drove the wrong way to cut him off, and Brown said he screamed racial slurs at him for honking, reported WFAA-TV.

"You could see it in his eyes," said Brown, who recorded the confrontation on his cell phone. "You could see the hate in his eyes."

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Deputy gets called out after sporting ‘extremist’ symbols at Black Lives Matter protest – and then gets put on leave

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A California sheriff's deputy who was working the scene of a protest is under investigation for wearing a patch with symbols depicting what the Orange County Sheriff's Office describes as "extremist groups."

Image that surfaced online this Wednesday show a deputy wearing a patch with the symbols of the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters, which are known to be right-wing anti-government militias, Voice of OC reports.

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Secretary of the Army reminds soldiers that they swore an oath to uphold the Constitution — all of it

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The secretary of the U.S. Army was forced to come out and remind soldiers that even if they're called up supplement police forces in cities around the U.S. that they still must abide by their oath to uphold the Constitution.

In a Twitter statement Thursday, Ryan McCarthy posted a video of himself speaking to troops saying that peaceful protests are fine and that the soldiers are there to "protect that ideal."

"Every Soldier and Department of the Army Civilian swears an oath to support and defend the Constitution. That includes the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances," he said in the tweet.

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