So here we have a far-right conspiracy theorist whose bread and butter is making money at the expense of others.
Does Alex Jones believe his own nonsense? Probably not, a dumber version of Tucker Carlson- but often he knows he is spewing nonsense. Creating webs of deceit and mistrust are his ways.
There is a limit to freedom of expression when it causes unfair damage like defamation of character to other people who also have rights.
People have to be liable if they make commercial gains at the expense of the truth while damaging the reputations of others, either purposefully or just being reckless with the truth.
This is a good victory for truth and justice. While ideology is subjective, making money from misinformation and dis-information conspiracies is unacceptable. Damaging the reputation of others unfairly like Dominion voting software etc is not good for society.
False rumours create distrust in the simple-minded who can't think for themselves.
The likes of Dumb Mike lap it all up, those that refuse to do basic fact-checking so they can live in their own reality, or they just lack the basic intellect to do so. Those that are unable to create balanced opinions, the unhinged...
The far-right will cry and say the left is ganging up on them. No, it is the decent-minded people of all ideologies that respect the rights of other people being innocent until proven guilty. Not just accepting the first rumour from dubious discredited sources.
Like that imbecile the "My Pillow Guy". I expect his time in court will arrive sooner than later.
He has accused Dominion voting software of rigging the election, as well as China, France, Venezuela, and most other countries in the world -as well as aliens, horses, and teddy bears.
It just creates a negative environment with all this garbage floating around.
We can expect to see more people liable for disinformation if they make monetary gains from this.