Alex Jones has to pay $1 billion. He says he will fight, delay, and appeal for years. In any case, he is likely done. Still, the reason for what was done to him is apparent to anyone paying attention. Just look at this article from the Guardian: Only proper online regulation can stop poisonous conspiracists like Alex Jones and by Alex Jones, they mean anyone on the right, including and especially Donald Trump. I quote:

Jones, like QAnon, Donald Trump and others, can navigate fake news sites and social media to reach millions…No one seriously believes free speech is an absolute right. The British government is now making desperate attempts to define such concepts as “causing offence” and “legal but harmful”. More ruthless efforts at control are emerging from authoritarian regimes in Russia, China, Iran and Saudi Arabia. The EU, too, is pondering regulation. But this realm of government is patently in its infancy.

The freedom of speech which to John Milton was “above all liberties” is not that simple today.

You get that? They consider censorship like Russia, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the EU, and the UK are preferable to the freedom to say what you think. That is the lesson of Alex Jones: shut up, peasant. Silencing the opposition, it’s what every communist revolution needs to do.


Barefoot Peckerwood · October 14, 2022 at 8:25 am

Fuck the Brits and their Monarchy. They need to clean their own house up before they want to start slinging poo

Steve · October 14, 2022 at 8:25 am

Our Legal system (not justice system) is doing this to Alex Jones because his politics is on the “wrong” side, and the excessive penalty is to ‘pour encourager lse autres’. This goes along with your statement, ‘shut up, peasant’, because protest or dissent is only allowed by people withe the “correct” politics.

Mundt Act · October 14, 2022 at 10:47 am

One of the crisis actors wailed and fell to the floor in tears after getting $120 million then went right back into character.
The Mundt Act of 2012 legalized all the Potemkin psyops that are going on.
The digital ID is a must have for the controllers and there won’t be any vote on it.
They have to know exactly who is posting up any deviation from the manufactured official narrative as anyone having an unapproved opinion is an enemy of the state.

Aesop · October 14, 2022 at 11:31 am

AK · October 14, 2022 at 1:03 pm

From Bari Weiss’ substack:

→ Alex Jones’s billion-dollar banishment: Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $965 million to 15 plaintiffs after losing a defamation suit based on his years-long crusade to convince the world that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax. I have nothing good to say about Jones or his show, Infowars, but you needn’t be a First Amendment absolutist to worry about the speech-chilling impact of such a gargantuan fine.

Jonathan · October 14, 2022 at 1:31 pm

Don’t forget that this was a jury trial in Connecticut with a VERY sympathetic judge – I’m sure Jones will appeal and that the verdict will get cut massively on appeal.
Also, don’t forget that Jones didn’t actually do any of the actions that form the basis for the lawsuit; others did and they are not and have not been brought to trial…

joe · October 15, 2022 at 4:49 am

I would imagine he will appeal and the amount will be lowered but the bar has for sure been set… the sole purpose was to set an example and punish the right… you know you are fucked when one side can change the definition of a word just to fit a narrative… like vaccine… but then that’s the commy way… my way or you will be silenced

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