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    Twitter is also starting to ban anyone affiliated with him on Twitter. :)


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    https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/a...218826575.html

    Update Paypal has boycotted Alex Jones

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    Update on Jones lawsuit on Paypal.

    US radio host Alex Jones is suing PayPal, claiming bias against conservative views was behind its decision to block his website.

    The conspiracy theorist has been banned from most major web services, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

    Mr Jones is alleging PayPal's ban is "viewpoint discrimination", calling it a "dangerous precedent".

    PayPal told Courthouse News that the case was without merit and that it would vigorously defend itself.

    PayPal decided to stop processing payments for InfoWars in September, claiming it violated their policies on promoting hate and violence.

    The ban affected revenue Mr Jones made from selling Infowars-branded goods and right-wing literature.

    "It is at this point well known that large tech companies, located primarily in Silicon Valley, are discriminating against politically conservative entities and individuals, including banning them from social media platforms such as Twitter, based solely on their political and ideological viewpoints," Mr Jones's company, Free Speech Systems, states in a 15-page complaint.

    "Having effectively cornered the market, [PayPal] is now using that market power to restrain conservative trade and commerce," it adds.

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    Mr Jones is himself being sued over alleged defamation by the parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, which he has claimed was a hoax.

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    And now Jones named in another Sandy Hook Court case

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    Broadcaster Alex Jones will have to submit to a sworn deposition as part of a defamation lawsuit Sandy Hook families filed against the broadcaster and some of his associates, a Connecticut judge ruled Wednesday.





    The ruling from Judge Barbara Bellis also allows three other defendants to be deposed, individuals who are "critical to Infowars' business operations," according to a press release from the Sandy Hook families.

    The decision comes on the heels of Bellis' ruling that Jones must turn over internal financial, business and marketing documents related to InfoWars' operations.

    The legal complaint in the case says Jones does not believe the shooting was a hoax, but nevertheless has repeatedly accused Sandy Hook families of faking their family members' deaths. There are also six companies named in the suit, including various entities related to Jones' InfoWars website.

    CNN has reached out to Jones for a comment and has not heard back.

    "The Jones defendants concoct elaborate and false paranoia-tinged conspiracy theories because it moves product and they make money," the suit alleges. "Not because they truly believe what they are saying, but rather because it increases profits."

    "Jones is the chief amplifier for a group that has worked in concert to create and propagate loathsome, false narratives about the Sandy Hook shooting and its victims, and promote their harassment and abuse," the lawsuit states.

    Jones has denied the allegations. The other parties named in the suit did not previously respond to CNN's requests for comment.

    Mark Barden, whose son, Daniel, was one of 20 first-graders killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School reacted to the ruling.

    "For years, Alex Jones and his co-conspirators have turned the unthinkable loss of our sweet little Daniel and of so many others into advertising dollars and fundraising appeals. It is far beyond time that he be held accountable for the pain his false narratives have caused so many and today's ruling brings us one step closer to doing that."

    Attorney Josh Koskoff, who is one of the attorneys representing the families, released this statement.

    "It is unsurprising that Alex Jones would do anything in his power to avoid testifying under oath and being forced to confront his outrageous conduct. From the beginning, we have said that Jones knowingly peddled false and malicious narratives in order to make money at the expense of the Sandy Hook families' grief, safety and security. Today's ruling moves us one step closer to proving this."

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    https://www.newstimes.com/local/arti...r-13625764.php

    Update on the Sandy Hook Rants

    NEWTOWN - The Sandy Hook families suing extremist Alex Jones for defamation are willing to sign a court agreement to seal sensitive information during the pretrial phase, so that it doesn’t get disclosed publicly.

    But the families draw the line at keeping Jones’ business records private, or agreeing to give him journalistic privilege to keep his sources confidential.

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    That is according to dueling motions filed in state Superior Court in Bridgeport, where Jones faces three defamation lawsuits by eight families of Sandy Hook massacre victims and an FBI agent who investigated the 2012 mass shooting.

    “Having used the plaintiffs’ grief and loss to their profit, the Jones defendants now attempt to force the plaintiffs to protect their profitability,” wrote the families’ attorneys in a motion on Monday. “For plaintiffs, such conditions are repugnant.”

    An attorney representing Jones and businesses associated with his Texas-based InfoWars internet show disagreed, saying an order was needed to protect Jones’ trade secrets from public disclosure.

    “Such sensitive information must be protected,” wrote Jones’ attorney Jay Wolman on Friday. “[S]uch is especially necessary where plaintiffs have repeatedly communicated with the media about this case and it is likely that proprietary information may be revealed to the press absent a court order.”

    Arguments over the protective order are the latest pre-trial skirmish between one of America’s most popular extremists and some of America’s most well-known involuntary public figures.

    Last week, the judge gave families the right to interview Jones under oath for five hours as part of the lawsuit discovery process.

    Jones has already moved to dismiss the lawsuits, arguing that although he once may have believed that the Sandy Hook massacre never happened, he no longer believes it was a government hoax, and he has the right to be wrong.

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    https://www.newtownbee.com/alex-jone...rbury/02222019

    The Alex Jones Trial over the Sandy Hook rants is proposed to have a change of venue.

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    https://www.courant.com/news/connect...lha-story.html

    Update on Jones

    A Superior Court judge Monday accused Norm Pattis, the lawyer for Alex Jones, of submitting a false affidavit allegedly signed by the controversial radio show host, and took the unusual step of referring him for possible disciplinary action.

    Jones is being sued by families of victims from the Sandy Hook school massacre, who charge that the host of the Infowars internet radio program spent years perpetrating the attack as a hoax.


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    The rare rebuke by Judge Barbara Bellis is just the latest skirmish between the court and Jones or his lawyers over discovery issues and other matters in a lawsuit filed by the Sandy Hook families.

    The skirmish continued on Monday as lawyers for the families filed a new motion seeking to extend the deposition time for Alex Jones and also asked permission to depose his father David Jones because they don’t believe that documents about the company’s marketing and financial data has been produced.

    On March 22 Pattis submitted an affidavit indicating that it was personally signed by Alex Jones. The-one page document indicated that Jones thought all discovery documents had already been produced and that he authorized Pattis to "rectify the situation.'

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    The issue over whether that affidavit was possibly invalid came up during a conference call on April 10 when Pattis was actually in Austin visiting Jones and overseeing production of the document discovery.

    During that status conference Bellis said it was revealed that it wasn’t Jones’ signature on the March 22 document but that an agent authorized by him had signed it for him with an attorney present.

    “The document is devoid of any language that an agent representing Mr. Jones signed their name instead of Mr. Jones himself,” Bellis said Monday in court.

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    “It is the court’s opinion that the affidavit is invalid and that it is a false affidavit,” Bellis said. “In my more than 20 years on the bench I have never sanctioned an attorney and I am not going to do so now, but I am going to refer this to the disciplinary counsel for review.”

    Pattis told the judge he has already self-reported himself to the New Haven area disciplinary counsel and will accept whatever penalty may be handed down. He also said a new affidavit signed by Jones has been submitted to the court.

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    After the hearing Pattis said he stood by his decision to submit the affidavit signed by Jones’ agent.

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    “We were up against a strict timeline. Mr. Jones was in Texas. Two representatives of his were with me in Connecticut, one with power of attorney, the other an attorney and Mr. Jones swore to the truth of his statement,” Pattis said.

    “The Sandy Hook plaintiffs are doing all they can to leverage discovery issues to avoid a decision on the merits as to our motion to dismiss,” Pattis said.

    Chris Mattei, a lawyer for the families, said they had no position on the affidavit dispute.

    We believe that is an issue between you and his (Jones) attorney,” Mattei said.

    The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include the parents of four children killed at the Newtown school: Jacqueline and Mark Barden, Nicole and Ian Hockley, Francine and David Wheeler, and Jennifer Hensel and Jeremy Richman. Other plaintiffs are relatives of slain first-grade teacher Victoria Leigh Soto; Erica Lafferty-Garbatini, daughter of slain Principal Dawn Hochsprung; and William Aldenberg, a longtime FBI agent and a first responder.

    The lawsuit accuses Jones of orchestrating a sustained attack that lasted for years, accusing family members of being actors, stating as fact that the shooting was a hoax and inciting others to act on those claims. The families say Jones knew the claims were false but that he kept perpetuating them because it was good for his ratings, drew advertisers and made him money.

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    The families lawyers have been seeking emails and tips that Jones received following the shooting as well as Jones’ internal e-mails and marketing data from Infowars. Pattis has told the court there are more than 9.3 million emails that need to be culled in the search for specific ones that name Sandy Hook victims or their families and Adam Lanza, among others.

    Pattis has turned over more than 40,000 documents so far.


    Bellis has presided the ongoing battle to get Jones to turn over emails and other documents that he got following the Sandy Hook massacre in December of 2012. Previous lawyers for Jones had asked for at least two extensions to produce the documents and had yet to produce anything. When a third deadline was missed, Bellis threatened to grant a motion filed by the families attorney’s to sanction Jones by denying him the opportunity to eventually argue to dismiss the case.

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    https://www.npr.org/2019/05/03/71989...us-individuals

    Alex Jones is banned from Facebook



    Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan are running out of places to espouse their views online.

    Facebook banned these high-profile personalities and several others from its social media platforms Thursday, becoming the latest tech company to officially declare them persona non grata. Many of them have already been banned from Twitter, YouTube and Apple's Podcasts app.

    In addition to Jones and Farrakhan, Facebook also kicked out right-wing extremists Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer and Joseph Watson, who works for InfoWars; white supremacist Paul Nehlen, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2016 and 2018; and Jones's company, Infowars. The groups will also lose their accounts on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

    "We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," Facebook said in a statement, according to The Verge. "The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today."

    Facebook bans "dangerous individuals and organizations" that engage in violence or have an ideology that attacks individuals based on race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. A Facebook spokesperson told CNN that the company undergoes a lengthy review process before a ban, looking at factors such as whether someone has called for violence, and whether they use hateful slurs to describe themselves in their "About" section.

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    Jones told The Washington Post that Facebook's actions were "authoritarian," saying that they never gave him any direct notice that they found his posts "dangerous."

    The social media network has come under pressure for allowing hate to spread online. Its move comes not long after the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which the killer livestreamed a video that was viewed more than 4,000 times on Facebook before it was taken down.

    "The timing is never an accident," Angelo Carusone, president of the liberal organization Media Matters told the Post. "The reality is, people are getting killed. There are mass shootings and mass murders that are clearly being connected to ideas like white genocide, which are fueling radicalization. The conditions have changed. When you have these massive catalyzing moments that are connected to real-life consequences, it puts pressure on Facebook and others to look in the mirror."

    Some free speech advocates have cautioned that Facebook's attempts to police hate speech could lead to unintended consequences. When Facebook announced in March that it was upping its efforts to ban white nationalism from its platform, ACLU staff attorney Vera Eidelman cautioned that "every time Facebook makes the choice to remove content, a single company is exercising an unchecked power to silence individuals and remove them from what has become an indispensable platform."

    Eidelman told NPR nothing is stopping Facebook or other platforms from using that same power to censor content on other topics, such as abortion rights or climate change. "For the same reason that the Constitution prevents the government from exercising such power, we should be wary of encouraging its exercise by corporations that are answerable to their private shareholders rather than the broader public interest," she said.

    In posts on other platforms, the banned individuals expressed their displeasure at the decision. "Reports are true. I have been banned by Facebook," Watson wrote on Twitter. "In an authoritarian society controlled by a handful of Silicon Valley giants, all dissent must be purged."

    Because it took longer than expected for Facebook to purge the accounts, the banned individuals were able to let followers know which other platforms they'd be moving to. Loomer was pessimistic about her chances of being heard in the future. "Looks like you guys will probably never hear from me again. It's only a matter of time before they ban me here too," Loomer wrote on Instagram. "Thank you for all your support. But I guess it's time for me to go to the gulag." She added "#StopTheBias," a hashtag she has embraced to protest what some conservatives perceive as bias on the big social media platforms.


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    Last month, Facebook temporarily banned comments by President Trump's social media director, Dan Scavino, after his postings were flagged by an algorithm. A Facebook spokesperson apologized, explaining that Scavino was banned because he had tagged so many people in his comments that automated bots thought he was a spammer. "I will be looking into this!" Trump tweeted about Scavino's ban, adding: "#StopTheBias."

    While the six individuals have been banned from the site, "users may still praise those figures on Instagram and share content related to them that doesn't violate other Instagram and Facebook terms of service," according to reporting in the The Atlantic.

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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alex-jo...navirus-cures/

    Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is the latest purveyor of silver-laced potions ordered to stop peddling fake cures for the coronavirus.

    Jones claimed on his radio show last week that his Silverblue toothpaste "kills the whole SARS-corona family at point-blank range," according to a news release on Thursday by New York Attorney General Letitia James. She ordered Jones to immediately refrain from selling the toothpaste and other products as cures on his website, InfoWars.

    "As the coronavirus continues to pose serious risks to public health, Alex Jones has spewed outright lies and has profited off of New Yorkers' anxieties," James, a Democrat, said in a statement. "Mr. Jones's public platform has not only given him a microphone to shout inflammatory rhetoric, but his latest mistruths are incredibly dangerous."

    Infowars did not immediately return a request for comment.

    The prosecutor's warning to Jones, known for promoting conspiracy theories about mass shootings and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, came days after his arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated in Austin, Texas.

    The Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission recently told televangelist Jim Bakker to stop claiming his silver potions could cure the coronavirus.

    There are no FDA-approved vaccines or drugs to treat or prevent COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and there is no scientific evidence that alternative remedies can stop or cure the illness, according to the National Institutes of Health. Colloidal silver liquid containing silver particles can, in fact, be dangerous to your health, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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