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Lies for Profit: Can Sandy Hook Parents Shut Alex Jones Down?

AUSTIN, Texas — When viral lies harm private people, are the courts their best refuge? A trial to decide how much the conspiracy broadcaster Alex Jones must pay a Sandy Hook family for defaming them attempts to answer that question. Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, the parents of Jesse Lewis, 6, who died at Sandy […]

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Alex Jones Puts Company Behind Infowars Empire Into Bankruptcy

AUSTIN, Texas — Facing a potential $150 million judgment and two more damages trials for defaming the families of people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, the conspiracy broadcaster Alex Jones on Friday put his Infowars empire into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Last year, Mr. Jones lost four defamation lawsuits filed by the families […]

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Parents of Sandy Hook Victim at Alex Jones Trial Seek $150 Million in Damages

AUSTIN, Texas — Lawyers for the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting told a jury here on Tuesday that the conspiracy broadcaster Alex Jones should pay them $150 million for claiming that they were complicit in a government plot to fake the shooting as a pretext for gun control efforts. […]

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