Aug 6, 2022 • 33M

Alex Jones Misinfo Wars

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Far right US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay more than $49million dollars – around £40 million pounds – in damages after his repeated claims that the Sandy Hook School massacre in 2012 was a hoax.  He claimed the incident was fabricated to increase support for gun control.


26 people were killed in the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut – 20 of them children; Jones has now acknowledged that the tragedy was real, but how was he allowed to flourish unchecked for so long and build a fortune based on his Infowars brand which – ironically – was source of huge MISinformation.


Adrian Goldberg hears from Michael Edison Hayden, an investigator with the globally respected Southern Poverty Law Centre, based in Alabama and Heidi Siegmund Cuda from the Radicalised Pod.

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