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Connecticut jury orders Alex Jones to pay nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook families

The award is the largest the Texas conspiracy theorist has been ordered to pay as part of three defamation lawsuits against him for falsely claiming that the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax.

Infowars founder Alex Jones arrives to speak to the media after appearing at his Sandy Hook defamation trial at the Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Connecticut, on Oct. 4, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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