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YouTube, Facebook and iTunes drop InfoWars

Apple has removed hundreds of podcasts by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars brand from its iTunes and Podcasts apps. It said in a statement that it “does not tolerate hate speech”. On Monday, Facebook removed the InfoWars page on its platform for “using hate speech”, and Alex Jones’ …

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PUBG game apologises for ‘offensive mask’

The makers of online death match game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) have apologised after the design of an in-game item upset some Korean fans. On Saturday, a pilot’s mask which appeared to feature a rising sun design was added to the game’s store. Many Korean and Chinese people find the symbol …

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Roblox ‘gang rape’ shocks mother

A US mum has written a Facebook post describing her shock at seeing her child’s avatar being “gang raped” by others in the online game Roblox. Amber Petersen said her seven-year-old was playing the game, which is marketed at children, when she showed her the screen and asked what was …

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