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A judge in Connecticut found conspiracy theorist and right-wing broadcaster Alex Jones liable for damages in defamation lawsuits brought by the families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting massacre, which Jones claims was a hoax.

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The judge ruled Monday that Jones was guilty by default After refusing to hand over evidence such as financial records ordered by the courts, new York Times,

On his online show and website Infowars, Jones put forward the theory that the families of Sandy Hook victims were comprised of “crisis actors”. a government conspiracy To conduct fake mass shootings and increase gun control.

In lawsuits filed in 2018, the families said they faced harassment and death threats from Jones’ followers as a result of their outlandish claims, and that Jones made money from spreading propaganda.

Jones has already been convicted three times in defamation cases brought forward by the Sandy Hook parent in Texas, where Jones is located.

Jones’ attorney did not immediately respond. Businesshala Comment request.

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