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Facebook takes down more pages linked to Alex Jones

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Facebook said Tuesday it has removed 22 pages tied to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Why it matters: The social giant's future is tied in part to its ability to better police its platform, even as its user base continues to grow. The Jones pages were removed under an updated "recidivism policy" that stops individuals who already violated Facebook's rules from doing so on a new set of pages. A Facebook spokesman said the pages had similar titles and admins to previous Jones-linked pages that were removed for Community Standards violations.

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.

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