• Alex Jones' $49.3M verdict and the future of misinformation

    1 day ago - By My Sanantonio

    Alex Jones is facing a hefty price tag for his lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre - $49.3 million in damages, and counting, for claiming the nation's deadliest school shooting was a hoax - a punishing salvo in a fledgling war on harmful misinformation.
    But what does this week's verdict, the first of three Sandy Hook-related cases against Jones to be decided, mean for the larger misinformation ecosystem, a social media-fueled world of election denial, COVID-19 skepticism and other dubious claims that the Infowars conspiracy theorist helped build?
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