When a young offender with untreated mental health problems shot and killed twenty children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, much of the United States was shocked. But even after ten years, some are convinced that this shooting never took place. Apparently, no one has as much of a stake in this as longtime disinformation show creator Alex Jones. He has repeatedly claimed on his programs that the Sandy Hook massacre is a “gigantic hoax” starring paid actors. The situation has gone so far that Jones’ supporters have begun to intimidate the families of the children killed. Four years ago, the parents of some deceased students sued the popular conspirator. After months of delays, the first family received a key verdict on Thursday, ordering Jones to pay more than four million dollars in damages. Today, the presenter admits that the attack really took place, although he insists on his innocence. This trial has attracted enormous attention in the United States and is likely to be groundbreaking in several respects. Convicted of lying The turning point of roughly two weeks of hearings, which became a hit on social networks, came on Wednesday. It turned out that the defenders of the far-right moderator made a schoolboy mistake that convicted their client of lying. What exactly happened? This article is exclusive content for Denník N subscribers. Are you a subscriber? Log in
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