Alex Jones: Who is the InfoWars host who spread lies about the Sandy Hook school shooting?
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay almost a billion dollars for claiming the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax.
Jones has been notorious for claiming the attack, one of the deadliest school shootings in US history, was staged by gun control activists using actors – though he has since acknowledged it was real.
But Who Exactly Is Alex Jones And Why Is He Infamous?
Alex Jones, 48, is a right-wing conservative figure from Austin, Texas. After graduating from high school in 1993, he began working for Cable on his TV, filling in for absent presenters and becoming known for his conspiracy theories.
When a bomb exploded in Oklahoma City in 1995, Jones claimed the government was behind it. “I understood there was a government of psychopaths, a bandit government working in the claws of evil who knew the tricks of control,” he said.
What is InfoWars?
What legal troubles has Alex Jones had?