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Alex Jones accused of destroying evidence in defamation case

August 17, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been accused 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.

In a filing Friday, attorneys for two Sandy Hook victims noted that Jones said during a recent broadcast of his radio show that he’d told his staff to delete information from his “Infowars” website after CNN cited content from it for violating Twitter policies.

That came after Twitter said it was temporarily suspending Jones for violating company rules about inciting violence.

Several families of Sandy Hook victims are suing Jones for spreading false claims about the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 20 children and six adults.

Jones has sought to dismiss the case, arguing he acted as a journalist.

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