In a news opinion piece for Business Insider, Farrar & Ball trial lawyer Mark Bankston examines the controversy surrounding Big Tech’s “deplatforming” of high-profile figures who use platforms like Twitter and Facebook to spread falsehoods with sometimes dangerous results. Bankston, who has led the InfoWars defamation litigation, takes a critical view of the inconsistent application […]
In the world of conspiracy theorists, Alex Jones and Wolfgang Halbig fueled each other’s darkest tendencies. Soon after the Dec. 14, 2012, mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Mr. Jones, the right-wing provocateur, began spreading outlandish theories that the killing of 20 first graders and six educators was staged by the […]
Infowars host Alex Jones was questioned earlier this month for three hours by the lawyer of a Sandy Hook parent who has accused him of perpetuating an abhorrent hoax. It did not go well for Jones. “Like I told you, most of this stuff I can’t even remember,” Jones says about the 2012 Sandy Hook […]
In response to lawsuits filed by parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, Alex Jones was required to answer key questions under oath. Watch the unedited videotaped deposition of Alex Jones in Lewis v. Jones, taken by attorney Mark Bankston of Kaster Lynch Farrar & Ball, LLP.
The parents of a 2012 mass shooting victim can sue Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation, a Texas judge has ruled. Mr Jones sought to dismiss the suit brought by the parents of a boy killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre. Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa allege they were […]
A Texas judge denied the motion by the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against him and his Infowars operation by the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim, in a ruling released on Thursday. Read the full article on The New York Times.
When radio host Alex Jones published a video in 2017 titled “Sandy Hook Vampires Exposed,” the parents of a little boy killed in the Sandy Hook shooting bought security alarms for their homes, fearful that they would once again be harassed by Jones’ legion of followers convinced the shooting never happened. Read the full article […]
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Lawyers for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones asked a Texas court on Wednesday to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against him and his InfoWars website, filed by parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. Read the full article on Reuters.
AUSTIN, Tex. — In the more than five years since a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has used his Infowars media operation to spread false theories that the massacre was a hoax staged by the government in an effort to tighten restrictions over firearms. Read the full article […]
In April, the ever-ascending media empire that is Alex Jones’s Infowars was served with its most serious threat. Several lawsuits—including one by the parents of a child killed during the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut, and one by a man inaccurately identified by Infowars as the suspect in the Parkland shooting earlier this year—were […]