Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $4.1m over false Sandy Hook claims. Fred says: warning to people who speak/write what in law is deemed defamatory.

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $4.1m over false Sandy Hook claims

Far-right Infowars owner faced defamation trial for repeatedly saying the school shooting was a hoaxAlex Jones must pay $4.1m over false Sandy Hook claims, jury finds – video

Ramon Antonio Vargas

Fri 5 Aug 2022 00.05 BST

The jury in Alex Jones’s defamation trial on Thursday ordered the far-right conspiracy theorist to pay $4.1m in damages over his repeated claims that the deadly Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax.

Jurors in Austin, Texas, gave their verdict after deliberating about one hour Wednesday and seven hours Thursday at the end of a nine-days-long trial. The verdict levied against Jones was far below the $150m or more the plaintiffs had requested that jurors award them.

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