Is Alex Jones verdict the death of disinformation? Unlikely


              FILE - Infowars founder Alex Jones is shown a clip of his former deposition while testifying in the Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.   A Connecticut jury’s ruling that Jones pay $965 to people he targeted with Sandy Hook lies is heartening to people disgusted by the muck of disinformation. Just don’t expect conspiracy theories to go away.    (Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Infowars founder Alex Jones appears in court to testify during the Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.  A Connecticut jury’s ruling that Jones pay $965 to people he targeted with Sandy Hook lies is heartening to people disgusted by the muck of disinformation. Just don’t expect conspiracy theories to go away.   (Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Families of Sandy Hook victims sit in the front row as Infowars founder Alex Jones testifies during the Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.  A Connecticut jury’s ruling that Jones pay $965 to people he targeted with Sandy Hook lies is heartening to people disgusted by the muck of disinformation. Just don’t expect conspiracy theories to go away.    (Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is shown a photo of Judge Barbara Bellis with laser beams coming out of her eyes from his website during his testimony as Judge Bellis listens beside him, right, during the Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.  A Connecticut jury’s ruling that Jones pay $965 to people he targeted with Sandy Hook lies is heartening to people disgusted by the muck of disinformation. Just don’t expect conspiracy theories to go away.   (Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Infowars founder Alex Jones takes the witness stand to testify at the Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. A Connecticut jury’s ruling that Jones pay $965 to people he targeted with Sandy Hook lies is heartening to people disgusted by the muck of disinformation. Just don’t expect conspiracy theories to go away.  (Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)
Is Alex Jones verdict the death of disinformation? Unlikely