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How Sandy Hook lies and the Jan. 6 inquiry threaten to undo Alex Jones

The Texas-based conspiracy theorist recently sought immunity from federal prosecutors investigating the U.S. Capitol riot. Three of his companies have filed for bankruptcy in an apparent effort to delay his Sandy Hook defamation trial.

Alex Jones records a video for InfoWars on a street corner in downtown Austin outside of the Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 29, 2018.

The “Walter Cronkite” of misinformation

Rally organizer Alex Jones stands with anti-TSA protesters outside the House chamber after the House tentatively passed HB41 airport anti-groping legislation on June 27, 2011.
Alex Jones of Infowars speaks to supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather during a protest about the early results of the 2020 presidential election, in front of the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC), in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., November 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

From Sandy Hook to Trump

People look at a makeshift memorial in Sandy Hook, after the December 14 shooting tragedy when a gunman shot dead 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary, in Newtown, Connecticut, December 28, 2012.    (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW EDUCATION)
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Legal troubles

Radio host Alex Jones of Infowars wipes his face after talking to the press as he walks into a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing to listen to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testify on foreign influence operations on social media platforms on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Booted by social media

An audience still dedicated

Infowars Founder Alex jones speaks to a crowd gathered at the Texas State Capital in protest of economic shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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