Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered.....

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to pay $965m in damages after falsely claiming the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax.

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The families of eight victims, and an FBI agent who responded to the attack,...

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....... had sought at least $550m in the defamation trial in Connecticut.

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Jones, who founded the conspiracy-laden Infowars website and talk show, argued for years that......

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.....the massacre was a "staged" government plot to take guns from Americans and that "no-one died".

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He called the parents of victims "crisis actors" and argued that some of them never actually existed.

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He now acknowledges the attack was "100% real",......

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..... a concession he made in August at a separate defamation trial in Texas.

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