Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay US$45 million for false school shooting claims

Alex Jones has claimed for years on InfoWars that a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, USA was staged by gun control activists. – AFP, August 6, 2022.

A TEXAS jury ordered US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones yesterday to pay US$45.2 (RM210) million in punitive damages for falsely claiming that the deadly 2012 Sandy Hook elementary shooting was a “hoax.”

The verdict came a day after the same jury awarded a couple whose child died at Sandy Hook US$4.1 million in compensatory damages for the emotional stress caused by Jones broadcasting falsehoods for years on his InfoWars online and radio talk shows. 

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