HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a judge properly sanctioned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for remarks he made about a lawyer for the families of...
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge overseeing lawsuits by families of Sandy Hook shooting victims against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says she has been threatened by people posting on...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed by families of victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting against conspriacy theorist Alex Jones (all times local):
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers for the families of children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School disclosed Monday that child pornography was found in electronic files sent to them by...
CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for a man arrested at the 2016 Republican National Convention while burning an American flag says Cleveland has agreed to pay his client $225,000 to settle a federal...
Conspiracy-promoting website Infowars will pay $15,000 to resolve a copyright infringement lawsuit over its sales of a poster featuring the image of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that was...
A federal judge will let a jury decide whether conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars website had a legal right to sell a poster featuring the image of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that...
CHICAGO (AP) — Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan referenced "Satanic Jews" in a speech denying allegations of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia after Facebook banned him from...
STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was "monitoring and watching,...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After years of pressure to crack down on hate and bigotry, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban on "dangerous...
CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed Infowars radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and two of his associates from a lawsuit filed by a man claiming his rights were violated when...
Alex Jones blames conspiracy claims on ‘psychosis’
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones blamed the various claims he's made over the years, including that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax, on "psychosis,"...
Lyndon LaRouche’s conspiracy mindset lives on
NEW YORK (AP) — Fitting for a man who saw so much darkness in the world, Lyndon LaRouche died on the fringes this week, his name little known to anyone under 50, his death rumored online a day before mainstream outlets confirmed it.
Sandy Hook families can have access to InfoWars’ financials
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has ruled that families of the victims killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting can review the financial documents of the conspiracy theory site Infowars that called the shooting a hoax.
Lipscomb shoots 60 percent, routs D-III Covenant 119-48
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garrison Mathews scored 22 points, John Matt Merritt added 21 and Lipscomb routed Division III Covenant 119-48 on Monday night.
Lipscomb (8-3) has won two of its last three including a 107-81 victory against Navy.
Mathews scored 16 points in the first half and the Bisons led 59-14. Merritt scored all 21 on 8-of-9 shooting in the second half. The duo each made three of the Bisons' 12 3-pointers.
InfoWars seeks to dismiss defamation lawsuit over 2017 rally
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for InfoWars founder Alex Jones want a judge to dismiss a defamation suit filed by a counterprotester at last year's deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia.
Former State Department official Brennan Gilmore was harassed after posting a video showing the car attack that killed counterprotester Heather Heyer after the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. His attorney, Briana Gorod, says witnessing a moment in history doesn't make him a public figure.
New defense for Infowars in copyright case? “Pepe the Toad”
The internet trolls who turned Pepe the Frog into a hate symbol may be disappointed to hear a new claim about the cartoon character's origins, courtesy of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars website.
Infowars' attorneys claim in a court filing Thursday that Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie based his character on a "pre-existing, strikingly similar" Argentine cartoon character named "El Sapo Pepe," or "Pepe the Toad."
PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones.
The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles "I Stand With Trump" T-shirts, Wake Up America coffee, dietary supplements and survival food.
Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones, Infowars, citing abuse
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter permanently banned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars show for abusive behavior, a day after CEO Jack Dorsey testified before Congress about alleged bias against conservatives on the platform.
‘Infowars’ host insults senator, heckles reporter
WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones became a sideshow outside two congressional hearings Wednesday, insulting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as a "little punk" and heckling a reporter, all while posting the spectacle on Facebook and Twitter.
The "Infowars" host stormed around Capitol Hill for hours, streaming appearances of himself on Twitter and Facebook outside the hearings where social media executives were testifying.
Marco Rubio and Alex Jones clash on Capitol Hill
Infowars’ Alex Jones crashes social media hearing
Judge denies Alex Jones effort to dismiss Sandy Hook lawsuit
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge has denied conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' request to dismiss a lawsuit surrounding the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that he has called a hoax.
The Infowars host is being sued for defamation in Texas by the parents of a 6-year-old who was among the 20 children and six adults killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, attack. State District Judge Scott Jenkins on Wednesday ruled the case can proceed.
The Latest: It’s been a bruising week for Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump dispute with Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):
President Donald Trump is again complaining that social media companies are "silencing millions of people."
Trump tweeted Friday: "Can't do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like CNN, whose ratings have suffered gravely. People have to figure out what is real, and what is not, without censorship!"
Trump says he ‘won’t let’ social media target conservatives
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says "we won't let that happen."
Trump's Saturday morning tweets come as companies have been working to ban right-wing "Infowars" conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms.
Alex Jones accused of destroying evidence in defamation case
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was accused in court filings Friday of destroying evidence relevant to the case of families from Sandy Hook Elementary School who are suing him for claiming the massacre was a hoax.
Attorneys for two Sandy Hook victims noted that Jones said during a recent broadcast of his radio program that he'd told his staff to delete information from the website of his "Infowars" media company after CNN cited content from it for violating Twitter policies.
After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changes
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to the social media service that might limit the spread of fake news, misinformation and hate speech.
FCC shuts down Alex Jones’ pirate flagship radio station
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
The Austin American-Statesman reports the FCC also has fined the station's operators $15,000 — a fine the FCC says in a lawsuit the operators are refusing to pay.
The Latest: Report-CEO rethinking ‘core parts’ of Twitter
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Twitter's suspension of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (all times local):
In an interview with The Washington Post, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he is rethinking "core parts" of the social media platform.
On Tuesday, Twitter restricted right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for a week, giving him a time-out that is well short of a ban.
Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.
The New York Times reports that Jones tweeted a link to a video calling for supporters to get their "battle rifles" ready against media and others.
Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created
NEW YORK (AP) — Who knew connecting the world could get so complicated? Perhaps some of technology's brightest minds should have seen that coming.
LONDON (AP) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company's decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show, as many other social media platforms have done, saying he did not break any rules.
Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify took down over the past week material published by Jones, reflecting more aggressive enforcement of their hate speech policies after rising online backlash and raising pressure on Twitter to do the same.
Facebook Removes Alex Jones’ Infowars Pages
NEW YORK (AP) — Major tech companies have begun to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their services, reflecting a more aggressive enforcement of policies against hate speech following protests on social media.
The music streaming service Spotify says it has removed some episodes of "The Alex Jones Show" podcast for violating its hate content policy. The move followed a backlash on social media.
"We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community," the company said in a statement late Wednesday.
"Spotify can confirm it has removed specific episodes of 'The Alex Jones Show' podcast for violating our hate content policy," it said.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones wasn't in court Wednesday as his attorneys argued that the "Infowars" host who has called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax didn't defame one victim's parents who say they've been tormented by his followers and forced to move seven times.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones asking a Texas judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by the family of child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (all times local):
A lawyer for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has told a Texas judge that the "Infowars" host may have views considered fringe or dangerous but that his comments don't rise to the level of defamation.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones argued he was acting as a journalist, comparing himself to the Washington Post reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal, when he questioned the official narrative of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting on his talk show.
MSNBC’s Reid apologizes again for old blog posts
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC's Joy Reid is apologizing again for past blog posts, including one that had an image of Sen. John McCain superimposed on the body of a campus killer and another where she urged people to watch a conspiracy film tied to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Reid said Friday there are things for which she is embarrassed and regretful about a blog she began writing in 2005. News organizations have been combing through some of those deleted blog posts to examine her writings.
CAMILLUS, N.Y. (AP) — The 30-year-old man whose eviction from his parents' suburban home drew national attention finally left Friday, hours before a court-ordered deadline, with financial help from right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Michael Rotondo honked and waved to reporters as he pulled out of the driveway of his parents' split-level ranch in Camillus, New York, 2 ½ hours before the noon deadline set by a judge last week.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Six more families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sued right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for alleged defamation Wednesday for claiming the shooting was a hoax and the relatives are paid actors.
Alex Jones denounces Sandy Hook suit as part of assassination plot
Embattled conspiracy theorist Alex Jones described the defamation lawsuits filed against him this week by the parents of children slain in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting as part of a globalist plot to have him killed.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of two children slain in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have filed lawsuits against right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for claiming the shooting in Connecticut did not happen.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on Sandy Hook families' lawsuits against right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (all times local):
Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has responded to the families of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School students who have filed lawsuits against him for claiming the shooting didn't happen.
NEWTOWN - Parents who lost two first-graders in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre have filed separate defamation lawsuits against Texas conspiracy extremist Alex Jones for saying they fabricated their children’s deaths.
Alex Jones, InfoWars founder, sued by Sandy Hook victims’ parents for defamation
Parents of two children slain during the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, have sued right-wing media personality Alex Jones for defamation over remarks he made in the mass shooting's aftermath.
Roger Stone predicted ‘devastating’ Clinton leaks the same day he claimed he met Assange: Report
Former Trump presidential election campaign adviser Roger Stone predicted the release of "devastating" information damaging to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the same day he sent an email claiming to have met with WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, CNN reported Wednesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Massachusetts man filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Texas-based InfoWars website, alleging they falsely identified him as the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school on Feb. 14.