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InfoWars removed from Roku after backlash

InfoWars host Alex Jones. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Roku announced Tuesday night that it has pulled the InfoWars app from its platform after hearing from "concerned parties," CNN's Oliver Darcy reports.

The backdrop: Per Darcy, InfoWars was previously available on Roku but "recently published an updated app," which prompted backlash from users who noticed that the conspiracy site had appeared on their streaming devices. Jones, a controversial figure who has been banned from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, is currently being sued by the families of the Sandy Hook school shooting for claiming the massacre was a "false flag" operation by paid actors.

A look inside the global information war

Richard Stengel standing at podium
Richard Stengel at confrence in 2013. Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images

Richard Stengel — MSNBC political analyst, and former Under Secretary of State in the Obama administration — tells me he has finished a book called "Info Wars: How We Lost the Global Information War."

The backdrop: Stengel, former editor of TIME and CEO of the National Constitution Center, has been working on the book since the end of the Obama administration, and will offer it to publishers this week.

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