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Alex Jones Ordered to Pay Sandy Hook Family $45 Million in Compensation

HeadlineAug 08, 2022

A jury in Austin, Texas, on Friday ordered far-right conspiracy theorist and InfoWars host Alex Jones to pay $45 million in punitive damages to the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim. That’s on top of more than $4 million in compensatory damages Jones was ordered to pay on Thursday. For years Jones spread conspiracy theories that the 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, was a government hoax and the victims’ families were paid actors, resulting in online harassment and death threats for Sandy Hook families.

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