Explainer-What’s next for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

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(Reuters) – A jury in Austin, Texas decided on Friday that U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre $45.2 million in punitive damages for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, on top of a $4.1 million in compensatory damages. Here are some of the other legal challenges Jones and his company now face. CONNECTICUT LAWSUIT Jones is due to stand trial to decide damages in a different case in Waterbury, Connecticut, after he was found liable by default judgment for defaming families of several victims with falsehoods about the Sa…

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