Alex Jones monetized ‘misinformation and lies,’ jury in damages trial told

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By Jack Queen (Reuters) -A lawyer for parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting on Friday urged a Texas jury to punish Alex Jones for monetizing lies as they seek punitive damages for his false claims that the massacre was staged. “We ask that you send a very, very simple message, and that is: stop Alex Jones. Stop the monetization of misinformation and lies,” Wesley Todd Ball, a lawyer for the parents of slain 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, told jurors before they deliberate over punitive damages. Lewis’ parents say they suffered years of harassment after Jones broadcast falseho…

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