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Infowars host Alex Jones to be deposed in Sandy Hook defamation case

Infowars host Alex Jones to be deposed in Sandy Hook defamation case
Alex Jones arrives at court in Austin, Texas, in 2017. (Tamir Kalifa / Associated Press)

A Connecticut judge has ruled that Infowars host Alex Jones must undergo a sworn deposition in the defamation case brought against him by family members of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims.

Discussions on Jones’ web show have called the Sandy Hook massacre a hoax, and lawsuits by families of eight victims and a first responder say they've been subjected to harassment and death threats from Jones’ followers.

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The Superior Court judge also ruled Wednesday that the families can depose several other defendants in the case, including those critical to Infowars’ business operations.

Jones has defended the discussions on his show. He has cited 1st Amendment rights and says he believes the shooting happened.

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