Infowars

A trial court properly refused to dismiss defamation claims against Infowars owner Alex Jones and one of its reporters brought by the father of a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting, an appeals court in Texas ruled. The claims relate to Infowars broadcasts that challenged the father’s accounts of holding his deceased son in his arms.

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Snapchat Threat

A Florida appeals court ruled against a defendant seeking to dismiss a charge of sending a written threat to kill or injure a child. The defendant sent a Snapchat photo to his North Marion High School classmate depicting a scoped AR-15 rifle with the caption, “Show and Tell @NM on Monday.” The picture was sent two weeks after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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