Weird News: US conscientious theorist for another $ 45 million compensation

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The ultra-right US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been sentenced to a further $ 45.2 million compensation for false claims about a school massacre with 26 dead. A jury in Texan Austin condemned the radio presenter and founder of the right website "InfoWars" on Friday at the equivalent of 44.3 million euros so -called penalty replacement.

Der ultrarechte US-Verschwörungstheoretiker Alex Jones ist wegen falscher Behauptungen über ein Schulmassaker mit 26 Toten zu weiteren 45,2 Millionen Dollar Schadenersatz verurteilt worden. Er hatte das Blutbad an der Sandy-Hook-Grundschule als Täuschung bezeichnet. © Olivier Douliery The ultra-right US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been sentenced to a further $ 45.2 million compensation for false claims about a school massacre with 26 dead. He had described the bloodbath as a deception at the Sandy Hook primary school.

The previous day the 48-year-old had already been sentenced to $ 4.1 million by the same jury to the parents of a boy who was killed in the Bloodbath at the Sandy Hook primary school in the state of Connecticut. In civil processes in the United States, there is often a substitute for damages for the damage or suffering suffered, which is intended as a punishment and a deterrent.

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At the Sandy Hook School massacre in the city of Newtown on December 14, 2012, the perpetrator shot 20 children and six adults before taking their lives. As a result, Jones repeatedly claimed that the attack did not take place at all. Rather, it was faked to enforce the gun law.

The Jones, which is very influential in right -wing radical circles, has been sued by a number of parents because of his claims. In the civil trial in Austin, he was now sentenced to compensation for the first time. With the spread of conspiracy theories,

Jones has made a lot of money and a large group of followers. He is known as the supporter of former US President Donald Trump.

So Jones his own false assertion, whose election defeat against today's President Joe Biden is due to massive fraud. Jones was also in Washington when the Capitol stormed as a radical Trump supporter on January 6, 2021. He was interviewed behind closed doors from the parliamentary committee of inquiry about the Capitol storm.

"InfoWars" had already filed for bankruptcy in April. Another from Jones' company, Free Speech Systems, announced bankruptcy last week.

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