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Alex Jones&#39; Infowars Files for Bankruptcy
Infowars Files
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Infowars Files for Bankruptcy

Move by Alex Jones comes amid legal losses over his Sandy Hook hoax claims

(Newser) - Alex Jones' legal and financial trouble keeps mounting. His Infowars site has filed for bankruptcy after Jones lost three lawsuits to relatives of victims in the Sandy Hook school shooting, reports Bloomberg . Jones initially spread the conspiracy theory that the shooting was a hoax, though he has since recanted. Victims'...

Court Fines to Be Paid Back to Alex Jones

Infowars host eventually showed up for deposition in Sandy Hook case

(Newser) - Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will be getting back the $75,000 in fines he paid to a Connecticut court for failing to appear at a deposition last month in a lawsuit over his assertions that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, a judge has...

After $75K in Fines, Alex Jones Finally Sits for Deposition

He then immediately applied for the money to be returned to him

(Newser) - Alex Jones was questioned Wednesday by lawyers for families of Sandy Hook victims in Connecticut, where a judge had ordered the Infowars host to face mounting fines until he appeared for a deposition, the AP reports. Relatives of some of the 20 children and six educators killed in the 2012...

Sandy Hook Families Quickly Nix Alex Jones' Settlement Offer

Lawyers say Jones is just trying to 'escape a public reckoning'

(Newser) - Infowars host Alex Jones offered to pay $120,000 per plaintiff to resolve a lawsuit by relatives of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims who said he defamed them by asserting the massacre never happened, according to court filings Tuesday. The offer was quickly rejected by the families, the AP...

Judge Makes Rare Move in Alex Jones Case—for 4th Time

Infowars host is guilty by default in Connecticut defamation case, just as he was in Texas

(Newser) - Alex Jones is now 0 for 4 in defamation cases brought by parents of victims in the Sandy Hook school shooting. On Monday, a judge in Connecticut took the rare step of finding Jones guilty by default because he repeatedly refused to hand over documents pertinent to the trial, reports...

Jones Loses Sandy Hook Cases by Default

Conspiracy theorist repeatedly failed to comply with orders to provide documents

(Newser) - Alex Jones has lost two more court cases and is going to have to pay more damages to the families of children killed in a mass shooting he claimed was a hoax. A Texas judge has issued two rare default judgments against Jones and his conspiracy theorist media outlet, Infowars,...

Podcasters Track Descent of Alex Jones

As Infowars traffic falls, hosts who mock it wonder what they'll do next

(Newser) - Dan Friesen and Jordan Holmes are following Alex Jones closely on his way down, but they aren't fans. They are growing concerned, though, about the Infowars host hitting bottom. "He just feels less and less in control of what he's doing. The presentation is reckless and absurd,...

Supreme Court Rejects Alex Jones' Request in Sandy Hook Case

High court offered no comment on its decision

(Newser) - The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who was fighting a Connecticut court sanction in a defamation lawsuit brought by relatives of some of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the AP reports. Jones was...

Court: Newtown Parents Can Sue Alex Jones

Defamation cases are pending over Infowars calling mass shooting a hoax

(Newser) - Alex Jones has lost his attempt to have lawsuits by the parents of children shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary thrown out. The Texas Supreme Court made no comment in rejecting Jones' argument Friday, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The parents sued after Jones and his Infowars broadcasts called the...

FDA Has a Coronavirus Warning for Alex Jones

Tells Infowars host to stop hawking fake treatments for the virus

(Newser) - Count Alex Jones among the people hawking fake coronavirus treatments . The FDA and the FTC warned the right-wing conspiracy theorist in a letter to stop promoting and selling silver-infused products including toothpaste and mouthwash that "are intended to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19." Those products are...

Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist Arrested in Florida

Wolfgang Halbig harassed parents of slain children

(Newser) - A Florida man obsessed with harassing the parents of murdered children has been arrested and charged with unlawful possession of the personal identification of another person. Authorities say Wolfgang Halbig—who has long claimed that the December 2012 massacre of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School...

Alex Jones, Infowars Hit for $100K Over Sandy Hook

Judge orders conspiracy theorist to pay court costs, legal fees to family of slain Newtown boy Jesse Lewis

(Newser) - Alex Jones and his Infowars website haven't even gone to trial yet regarding a lawsuit brought against him by a Sandy Hook family, but the case has already put him nearly $130,000 in the hole, not counting his own expenses. Per the Daily Beast , in addition to an...

Lawyers Say Alex Jones Sent Them Child Porn

Conspiracy theorist says he's being framed

(Newser) - A bizarre twist in the Sandy Hook lawsuit against Alex Jones: Lawyers for the families of school massacre victims say the Infowars host sent them child pornography in email files turned over as part of the defamation lawsuit, reports the Connecticut Post. The lawyers say they reported the images to...

It's Over Between Infowars, Pepe the Frog

Alex Jones pays $15K over use of cartoon image

(Newser) - Conspiracy-promoting website Infowars will pay $15,000 to resolve a copyright infringement lawsuit over its sales of a poster featuring the image of Pepe the Frog , a cartoon character that was hijacked by far-right extremists and racist internet trolls. "Infowars" show host Alex Jones on Monday signed his companies'...

Alex Jones, Yiannopoulos Respond to Facebook Ban

Right-wing figures and Louis Farrakhan, known for anti-Semitic comments, permanently banned

(Newser) - After years of pressure to crack down on extremist content, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban against hate and violence, the AP reports. The company also banned right-wing leaders Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, and Laura Loomer, along with...

Conspiracy Theorist Retracts, Apologizes

Jerome Corsi pulls back his Infowars column about late DNC staffer Seth Rich

(Newser) - The family of late Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich just notched a victory in their attempt to disentangle him from a conspiracy theory on the right. Conservative writer Jerome Corsi has a retracted a column he wrote alleging that Rich was involved in the hack of DNC emails that...

Alex Jones to Be Deposed in Sandy Hook Suit

Ruling celebrated by plaintiff Mark Barden

(Newser) - Another loss for Alex Jones: The Infowars host must sit for a five-hour deposition by lawyers representing the families of Sandy Hook victims, who allege defamation over his claims that the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., was a hoax. Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis issued the blow on...

Roger Stone Admits Using InfoWars to Spread Lies

He reaches settlement in $100M defamation case

(Newser) - Roger Stone, the Trump confidant recently praised by the president for his truthfulness, has agreed to run ads in national newspapers apologizing for spreading lies. As part of a settlement in a $100 million defamation lawsuit brought by exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, Stone has admitted using the conspiracy website...

Alex Jones Sues PayPal
Alex Jones Sues PayPal

Alex Jones Sues PayPal

Payment processing site banned Infowars last month

(Newser) - Less than two weeks after PayPal banned Infowars, Infowars founder Alex Jones is suing the digital payment platform. PayPal said that the conspiracy-peddling website violated its policies by promoting "hate" and gave it 10 days to find an alternate payment processing platform. But Jones says PayPal is just biased...

PayPal Pulling Plug on Alex Jones' InfoWars

The site has 10 days to find an alternative payment platform

(Newser) - Another day, another digital banishment for Alex Jones and InfoWars. This time, it's PayPal, which informed InfoWars of the ban on Thursday, saying the site violated "acceptable use policy" by promoting "hate," The Verge reports. Among other digital platforms that have recently banned Jones—infamous for...

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