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Judge orders Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in Sandy Hook case

A Texas judge has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in another court setback over the Infowars host. Jones is being sued for defamation in Texas by the …

Judge orders Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in Sandy Hook case

A Texas judge ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in another court setback over the Infowars host using his show to promote falsehoods that the 2012 Sandy Hook …

Clarence Page: Facebook is right to boot abusers such as Farrakhan, Jones and Yiannopoulos

Facebook has permanently banned several hate-spewing firebrands, including Chicago-based Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan, Infowars host Alex Jones and former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, for being extremist …

UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for hate speech

Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company’s ban against hate and violence.

Twitter’s Alex Jones ban: Blip in sea of abuse?

Twitter’s decision to permanently ban conspiracy-slinger Alex Jones shows it’s serious about enforcing its policy against abuse. But it has a long way to go.

‘Infowars’ host reaches for spotlight outside Senate hearing

Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, tried to make himself the sideshow – even the center – of a Senate hearing Wednesday on social media and elections.

Trump says he ‘won’t let’ social media target conservatives

President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices” and says “we won’t let that happen.”

Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company’s rules against inciting violence.

Jonah Goldberg: Are we to blame for the Alex Jones problem?

The behemoths of the internet have shunned Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist and paranoia monger. The debate over this cartel-like decision is much larger than Jones now, and it’s taking …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created

Social media bans of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have thrust Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others into a role they never wanted – as gatekeepers of discourse on their platforms, deciding …

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company’s decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his “Infowars” show, as many other social media platforms have done, saying he …

Facebook removes Alex Jones pages for hate, bullying

Facebook says it has taken down four pages belonging to rightwing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, including two featuring his “Infowars” show, for violating its hate speech and bullying policies.

Michael Gerson: This will never be normal or moral

One of the current complaints of the Trump right concerns the treatment given to Alex Jones by Facebook, which has temporarily banned the radio host for videos that violated “community …

30-year-old leaves parents’ home with help from Alex Jones

The 30-year-old man whose eviction from his parents’ suburban home drew national attention finally left Friday, hours before a court-ordered deadline, with financial help from right-wing radio host and conspiracy …

More Sandy Hook families, FBI agent file lawsuit against Infowars’ Alex Jones

An active FBI agent who responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School during the December 2012 school shooting is joining a group of families of children killed inside the school …

Sandy Hook families file suit against InfoWars’ Alex Jones

The families of two children slain in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have filed lawsuits against right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for claiming the shooting in …

Settlement resolves lawsuit over Pepe the Frog paintings

The cartoonist who created Pepe the Frog has resolved a copyright infringement lawsuit that accused a Missouri woman of misusing the character to sell hate-promoting oil paintings.

UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017

Colin McEnroe: Alex Jones’ lies need to be exposed

Keeping this body of lies chained up in the attic like some homicidal lunatic aunt doesn’t work.

NBC to air Jones interview despite efforts to ‘distract’

NBC News vowed Friday to go ahead with Megyn Kelly’s report on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Sunday, despite his “efforts to distract and ultimately prevent” its airing.

Newtown families upset by Megyn Kelly interview with conspiracy theorist and ‘Infowars’ host Alex Jones

The families of some Sandy Hook shooting victims are angered that NBC is airing an interview by Megyn Kelly with a conspiracy theorist who has claimed the massacre never happened.

UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017

InfoWars’ Alex Jones apologizes, retracts statements as part of Chobani settlement

Right-wing radio provocateur Alex Jones vowed to “win or die” after Chobani sued him for defamation in April. He did neither, settling the lawsuit this week and issuing an apology …

InfoWars host Alex Jones vows to come to Idaho to expose Chobani and fight lawsuit

Right-wing radio host Alex Jones says he will fight Chobani’s defamation lawsuit against him and will visit Idaho to expose Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya’s “Islamacist” agenda.

UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017

Chobani sues Alex Jones, InfoWars for defamation over Twin Falls, Idaho assault coverage

Chobani, the Greek yogurt maker, is suing Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who says the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting was a hoax, 9/11 was an inside job …

UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017

Chobani sues Alex Jones, InfoWars for defamation over Twin Falls assault coverage

Chobani, the Greek yogurt maker, is suing Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who says the

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Infowars commander fooling his loyal followers

Frightened people seek easy ways to comprehend the big, bad world. Alternative facts and realities are among the easiest.

UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017

James Alefantis: ‘Pizzagate’ taught us the value of community

Anti-Clinton conspiracy theorists and online trolls pushed the lie that my pizza restaurant was being used to abduct children and commit heinous crimes.

Trudy Rubin: Trump’s embrace of fakery enables Putin

The White House embrace of conspiratorial websites that promote outrageous lies feeds into Moscow’s efforts to sow confusion in Western democracies.

Newtown schools ask Trump to reject conspiracy theorists

Members of the Newtown Board of Education hoped a newly elected President Donald Trump would speak out against a famous conspiracy theorist and others who question the Sandy Hook Elementary …

Dana Milbank: Inside the Trump conspiracy factory

If past is prologue, Trump will, in this final week of the campaign, find a way to mention the story of Bill Clinton’s love child. Stone to Jones to Bannon …

‘Constitutionalists’ protest at Spokane Valley Police Precinct

A protest spurred by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy’s statement that angered self-described constitutionalists drew more than 300 people to the Spokane Valley Police Precinct parking lot Saturday afternoon. Many …