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Alex Jones ordered to pay nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook families

By Joanna Slater

12 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones, has been asked to pay $965 million to families of children murdered in a US school shooting, for calling it a hoax and harassing parents.

A Connecticut jury ordered Infowars founder Alex Jones to pay $965 million in damages to the families of eight victims of the Sandy Hook shooting for the suffering caused by years of lies that the massacre was a hoax.

Wednesday's verdict marks the largest award to date in a multi-pronged legal battle by the families to hold Jones responsible for circulating falsehoods about the 2012 mass shooting where 20 children and six educators were killed in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

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