The Truth vs. Alex Jones
The epic story of how families whose children were murdered at Sandy Hook took on conspiracy giant Alex Jones in two historic courtroom trials, holding Jones and InfoWars to account for the toxic myths they started spreading hours after the atrocity. Holding Jones to account involved years of effort by grieving parents and their legal teams but the result was America’s biggest-ever defamation verdict, a death-blow for Jones with damages of nearly $1bn awarded by juries in Connecticut and Texas. Fake news was put on trial for the first time in America, with unprecedented access to an Austin courtroom. Is this a sustainable way to deal with the “angertainment” pandemic engulfing our societies?
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