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A Judge Finds Alex Jones Liable in Two Sandy Hook Lawsuits

These rulings conclusively indicate that Jones lost the cases by default, and now a jury will conclude how much he will have to pay the plaintiffs.

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According to HuffPost, a judge found Infowars’ Alex Jones legally liable in two lawsuits for damages emerging from his allegations regarding the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012.

A judge issued default judgments toward Jones and his right-wing website for neglecting to comply with requests to present information for the lawsuits brought by parents of two children killed in the shooting. 

These rulings conclusively indicate that Jones lost the cases by default, and now a jury will conclude how much he will have to pay the plaintiffs.

An attorney for the parents, Mark Bankston, said to CNN that the verdicts will accommodate his clients with “the closure they deserve.”

“Mr. Jones was given ample opportunity to take these lawsuits seriously and obey the rule of law. He chose not to do so, and now he will face the consequences for that decision,” Bankston said.

Jones did provide a statement on Infowars following the judge’s decision to hold him liable for these two suits. 

“It takes no account of the tens of thousands of documents produced by the defendants, the hours spent sitting for depositions, and the various sworn statements filed in these cases,” the statement said. “We are distressed by what we regard as a blatant abuse of discretion by the trial court. We are determined to see that these cases are heard on the merits.”

Jones has falsely stated that the shooting at Sandy Hook was a lie brought by crisis actors and organized by adversaries of the Second Amendment. 

However, in 2019, Jones confessed the shooting was an actual tragic event during a sworn oath he did as a component of a defamation suit instituted against him by Sandy Hook victims’ families.

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Ozy Media Unable to Survive Scandal, Company Shuts Down

Ozy’s board of directors to announce with the “heaviest of hearts” that the media outlet is closing.

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Ozy Media is no more as the company couldn’t overcome the scandal reported in The New York Times. The Times also obtained the memo by the Ozy’s board of directors to announce with the “heaviest of hearts” that the media outlet is closing.

“At Ozy, we have been blessed with a remarkable team of dedicated staff,” the statement said. 

”Many of them are world-class journalists and experienced professionals to whom we owe tremendous gratitude and who are wonderful colleagues. It is, therefore, with the heaviest of hearts that we must announce today that we are closing Ozy’s doors.”

The information from the newspaper revealed that the chief operating officer, Samir Rao, had impersonated a YouTube staffer while on a conference call with possible investors from Goldman Sachs.

Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson apologized to Goldman Sachs and stated Rao went through a mental health crisis. Following the report, veteran journalist Katty Kay presented her resignation after joining Ozy Media in May. 

“Yesterday morning, I handed in my resignation to Ozy Media,” Kay tweeted. “I was looking forward to working with the talented young reporters, but I did not expect this!”

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CNN Will No Longer Distribute Content on Facebook in Australia

A CNN spokesperson acknowledged in a statement that Facebook “chose not to” help them regarding this matter.

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In Australia, the country’s highest court ruled that media companies are liable for people’s comments under articles on Facebook. As a result, CNN states it will no longer distribute content on the social media platform in Australia.

CNN did try to continue posting on Facebook in the country as it asked the platform’s tech firm if it would “support CNN and other publishers by disabling the comment functionality on their platform in Australia.” 

Furthermore, a CNN spokesperson acknowledged in a statement that Facebook “chose not to” help them regarding this matter.

“We are disappointed that Facebook, once again, has failed to ensure its platform is a place for credible journalism and productive dialogue around current events among its users,” the CNN spokesperson said. 

Facebook allows people and publishers with pages to turn off comments to their posts or otherwise limit the capacity for people to comment to chosen pages and profiles. 

However, CNN requested a feature that allows a page-wide setting to turn off comments in Australia. Instead, Facebook gave directions for how the media organization can disable comments post by post.

With Facebook no helping and the high courts in Australia not on their side, CNN decided the best decision was to stop posting content. 

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Katty Kay Resigns From Role Following Ozy Media Controversy

Kay arrived in May to become the senior editor and executive producer after she departed the BBC

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Ozy Media is in a crisis following a report from The New York Times where a top executive tried to deceive potential investors. As a result, a prominent journalist from the media outlet has handed in her resignation. 

Veteran reporter and political analyst Katty Kay announced on Twitter that she’s resigning from her position within Ozy. 

“Yesterday morning, I handed in my resignation to Ozy Media,” Kay tweeted. “I was looking forward to working with the talented young reporters, but I did not expect this!”

Kay arrived in May to become the senior editor and executive producer after she departed the BBC. The reason for Kay’s decision to exit Ozy was the report of an executive impersonated a YouTube staffer while on a conference call with possible investors from Goldman Sachs. 

During the call, the Ozy executive stated, “Ozy was a great success on YouTube, racking up significant views and ad dollars,” according to the Times reported.

YouTube decided to investigate the matter once it was brought to their attention that someone impersonated a representative. 

Ozy founder and CEO Carlos Watson apologized to Goldman Sachs, stating that an Ozy executive impersonated a YouTube staffer, Chief Operating Officer Samir Rao, who had been going through a mental health crisis. 

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