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Lawyer for Sandy Hook families criticizes media company for carrying extremist programs

January 15, 2019

NEWTOWN - The lawyer representing some Sandy Hook families in their defamation suit against conspiracy extremist Alex Jones criticized a media streaming service for carrying his Infowars show.

The attorney’s criticism of the internet streaming service Roku comes six months after Jones and his Infowars accounts were restricted by Facebook, Twitter, Apple and other media companies.

“[T]he decision to carry Infowars and provide a platform for Alex Jones is an insult to the memory of the 26 children and educators killed at Sandy Hook,” reads a statement by Bridgeport attorney Josh Koskoff. “Worse, it interferes with families’ efforts to prevent people like Jones from profiting off innocent victims whose lives have been turned upside down by unspeakable loss.”

A Roku spokesman said the Infowars program does not violate its policies.

“While open to many voices, we have policies that prohibit the publication of content that is unlawful, incites illegal activities or violates third-party rights, among other things,” spokesman Eric Savitz said in a prepared statement. “If we determine a channel violates these policies, it will be removed.”

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