96 Facts About Alex Jones


Alexander Emerick Jones was born on February 11,1974 and is an American far-right and alt-right radio show host and prominent conspiracy theorist.


Alex Jones has provided a platform and support for white nationalists, giving Unite the Right rally attendee and white supremacist Nick Fuentes a platform on his website Banned.


The conspiracy theories promoted by Alex Jones alleged that the United States government either concealed information about or outright falsified the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the September 11 attacks, and the 1969 Moon landing.


On January 6,2021, Alex Jones was a speaker at the rally in Lafayette Square Park supporting Trump, preceding the attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters.


Alex Jones was born on February 11,1974, in Dallas, Texas, and was raised in the suburb of Rockwall.


Alex Jones's father was a dentist and his mother was a homemaker.


Alex Jones attended Anderson High School, where he played football and graduated in 1993.


Alex Jones did not believe the bombing had been the responsibility of McVeigh and his associate Terry Nichols.


In 1998, Alex Jones organized a successful campaign to build a new Branch Davidian church as a memorial to those who died during the 1993 fire.


Alex Jones often discussed the project on his public-access television program.


Alex Jones claimed that David Koresh and his followers were peaceful people who were murdered by Attorney General Janet Reno and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms during the siege.


Alex Jones began his career in Austin working on a live, call-in format public-access cable television program.


In 1996, Alex Jones switched to radio, hosting a show named The Final Edition on KJFK.


In 1999, Alex Jones tied with Shannon Burke for that year's poll of "Best Austin Talk Radio Host", as voted by readers of The Austin Chronicle.


The station's operations manager said that Alex Jones's views made it difficult for the station to sell advertising.


Alex Jones is the publisher and director of the InfoWars fake news website responsible for promoting conspiracy theories.


In July 2000, a group of Austin Community Access Center radio hosts claimed that Alex Jones had used legal proceedings and ACAC policy to intimidate them or try to get their broadcasts removed.


In 2001, Alex Jones's radio show was syndicated on approximately 100 stations.


In 2020, The Alex Jones Show was syndicated nationally by the Genesis Communications Network to more than 100 AM and FM radio stations in the United States.


On March 12,2020, Alex Jones was issued a cease and desist from the Attorney General of New York, after he claimed, in the absence of any evidence, that products he sold, including colloidal silver toothpaste, were an effective treatment for COVID-19.


Research commissioned in 2017 by the Center for Environmental Health determined that two products sold by Alex Jones contained potentially dangerous levels of the heavy metal lead.


Alex Jones added that Jones's name was the "Coca-Cola of the conspiracy theory community".


On Facebook, four pages associated with InfoWars and Alex Jones were removed over repeated policy violations.


Alex Jones tweeted a Periscope video calling on others to get their "battle rifles" ready against antifa, the mainstream media, and Chicom operatives.


However Musk denied that Alex Jones will be unbanned criticizing Jones as a person that "would use the deaths of children for gain, politics or fame".


On May 1,2019, Alex Jones was barred from using both Facebook and Instagram.


Alex Jones briefly moved to Dlive, but was suspended in April 2019 for violating community guidelines.


In March 2020, the InfoWars app was removed from the Google Play store due to Alex Jones disseminating COVID-19 misinformation.


In May 2023, Alex Jones guest hosted Steven Crowder's podcast Louder with Crowder.


Alex Jones has described himself as a conservative, paleoconservative, and libertarian, terms he uses interchangeably.


Alex Jones interrupted governor Bush's speech, demanding that the Federal Reserve and Council on Foreign Relations be abolished.


In early 2000, Alex Jones was one of seven Republican candidates for state representative in Texas House District 48, an open swing district based in Austin, Texas.


Alex Jones said that he was running "to be a watchdog on the inside" but withdrew from the race after a couple of weeks.


On July 15,2000, Alex Jones infiltrated the Bohemian Grove Cremation of Care, a Alex Jones-alleged planning event of the New World Order involving child sacrifice, which he called "a ritualistic shedding of conscience and empathy" and an "abuse of power".


On June 8,2006, while on his way to cover a meeting of the Bilderberg Group in Ottawa, Alex Jones was stopped and detained at the Ottawa airport by Canadian authorities.


On September 8,2007, Alex Jones was arrested while protesting at 6th Avenue and 48th Street in New York City, when his group crashed a live television show featuring Geraldo Rivera.


Alex Jones was charged with operating a megaphone without a permit, and two other persons were cited for disorderly conduct.


In January 2013, Alex Jones was invited to speak on Piers Morgan's CNN show after promoting an online petition to deport Morgan because of his support of gun control.


Alex Jones was referring to the American Revolutionary War in relation to theoretical gun control measures taken by the government.


Alex Jones is a proponent of the New World Order conspiracy theory.


On June 9,2013, Alex Jones appeared as a guest on the BBC's Sunday Politics, discussing conspiracy theories about the Bilderberg Group, with presenter Andrew Neil and journalist David Aaronovitch.


Aaronovitch implied that, since Alex Jones had not been killed for exposing conspiracies, they either do not exist or that Alex Jones is a part of them himself.


Alex Jones began shouting and interrupting, and Neil ended the interview, describing Alex Jones as "an idiot" and "the worst person I've ever interviewed".


Alex Jones's reporting and public views on the topic have received support and coverage from white nationalist publications and groups, such as the AltRight Corporation and the New Zealand National Front.


Alex Jones has repeatedly made hateful comments towards the LGBT community.


Alex Jones has claimed that the government is putting chemicals in water supplies to make people homosexual.


In 2018, Alex Jones threatened to come after drag performers with torches "like the villagers in the night".


Alex Jones believes that global warming is a hoax made up by the World Bank to control the world economy through a carbon tax.


Salon paraphrased Alex Jones as having claimed President Obama had "access to weather weapons capable of not only creating tornadoes but moving them around, on demand".


Alex Jones is a proponent of the conspiracy theory that Michelle Obama is transgender, with much of his apparent proof being pictures of Obama where it appears she has a bulge in her pants, and a video clip where Barack Obama refers to somebody as "Michael".


Alex Jones has claimed that the election of Joe Biden is part of a plot by the deep state and the globalists to bring about "the takedown of America".


Alex Jones stated that the attack was potentially carried out by civil defense group White Helmets, which he claimed are an Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist front financed by George Soros.


In 2021, after the Capitol attack, Alex Jones denounced believers of the QAnon conspiracy theory on InfoWars.


Alex Jones is known for both his opposition to vaccines, and his views on vaccine controversies.


On November 20,2017, The New Yorker quoted Alex Jones as claiming InfoWars was "defending people's right to not be forcibly infected with vaccines".


Alex Jones has specifically disputed the safety and effectiveness of MMR vaccines.


Ron and Rand Paul were the only other significant politicians to appear on Alex Jones' show in the preceding few years.


Alex Jones indicated his support for Trump during the presidential campaign.


Trump's claim the 2016 vote would be rigged, The Independent reported, followed a Alex Jones video making the same claim two days earlier.


Alex Jones ran a campaign attacking former president Bill Clinton as a rapist.


Alex Jones designed a T-shirt, ran another "get on MSM" competition and gate-crashed The Young Turks set at the RNC, while displaying the T-shirt, resulting in a physical altercation with Cenk Uygur.


Alex Jones said Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were demons because they both smelt of sulfur, a claim supposedly based on assertions from people in contact with them.


Alex Jones supported Trump during his re-election campaign in 2020 and called on demonstrations to be held on the premise the election had been "rigged" against Trump.


Alex Jones partially funded and raised other funds to finance the January 6 Trump rally in Washington, DC, that preceded the 2021 United States Capitol attack.


In February 2021, The Washington Post reported that the FBI was investigating any role Alex Jones might have played in influencing the participation of Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in the incursion.


Alex Jones had previously hosted leaders of the two groups on his programs.


Alex Jones had a virtual meeting with the committee by video link on January 24,2022.


Alex Jones was given one month to comply or be subject to a libel suit.


In March 2017, Alex Jones apologized to Alefantis and retracted his allegations.


Pozner, who has been forced to move several times to avoid harassment and death threats, was accused by Alex Jones of being a crisis actor.


Alex Jones was found to be in contempt of court even before the trial started, failing to produce witnesses and materials relevant to the procedures.


On September 27,2021, a district judge in Texas issued three default judgments against Alex Jones, requiring him to pay all damages in two lawsuits.


Alex Jones said Jones' failure to attend court during his testimony was a "cowardly act".


Alex Jones subsequently arrived at court to present his testimony, first sitting through that of Jesse's mother Scarlett Lewis.


Alex Jones testified that he had complied with court orders in defamation suits and is bankrupt.


On November 22,2022, a judge ruled that Alex Jones must pay the full amount of the punitive damages, even though this amount exceeds a cap under Texas law.


Alex Jones questioned the constitutionality of the damages cap in general.


Alex Jones was later ordered to undergo a sworn deposition, along with three other defendants related to the operation of Infowars.


Alex Jones was ordered to turn over internal business documents related to Infowars.


On March 29,2022, Alex Jones offered a settlement of $120,000 to each of the thirteen people involved in the lawsuits, which was quickly rejected.


On June 2,2022, Alex Jones's attorneys asked the judge to drop them from the case.


The judge said she had heard this before, citing thirteen times in the past four years when Alex Jones' attorneys asked to replace each other or be dropped from the case.


The judge issued an order that Alex Jones was "not to transfer, encumber, dispose or move his assets out of the United States until further order of the court".


Alex Jones moved for a new trial, but on December 22,2022, the judge denied his request.


The suit claims Alex Jones "conspired to divert his assets to shell companies owned by insiders like his parents, his children, and himself".


Norm Pattis, an attorney for Alex Jones, said the lawsuit was "ridiculous" and denied that there had been any attempt to conceal assets.


On December 2,2022, Alex Jones filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of Texas, claiming that his assets were between $1 million and $10 million, while his debts were between $1 billion and $10 billion.


On February 24,2023, Alex Jones claimed that the Department of Justice intended to seize his pet cat, valued at $2,000, to pay debts owed to the Sandy Hook families.


Alex Jones spread discredited conspiracy theories about the 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.


Alex Jones stated survivor David Hogg was a crisis actor.


Fontaine's lawsuit was the first one against Alex Jones regarding mass school shootings.


Alex Jones has three children with his former wife Kelly Alex Jones.


Alex Jones claimed "he's not a stable person" and "I'm concerned that he is engaged in felonious behavior, threatening a member of Congress".


Alex Jones's attorney responded by claiming that "he's playing a character" and describing him as a "performance artist".


On his show, Alex Jones denied playing a character and he called his show "the most bona fide, hard-core, real McCoy thing there is, and everybody knows it"; whereas in court, Alex Jones clarified that he generally agreed with his attorney's statement, but that he disagreed with the media's interpretation of the term "performance artist".


Alex Jones married Erika Wulff Alex Jones in 2017 and they have one child.