Last year, Alex Jones lost two defamation lawsuits filed by the families of Sandy Hook victims.Three companies linked to

far-right broadcaster and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, among them media outlet Infowars, filed for Chapter 11

protection in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas on Sunday, according to court

documents.Infowars is facing multiple defamation lawsuits from the families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school

shooting, which Mr Jones has claimed was a hoax. Two other companies linked to Mr Jones, IWHealth and Prison Planet

TV, also applied for bankruptcy protection on Sunday.Last September, Mr Jones lost two defamation lawsuits filed by victims' families in

Texas because he failed to provide the court with requested information. Months later, in a case representing the families of eight others

killed in the shooting, a Connecticut judge ruled that Jones was liable in default because he refused to return court-ordered

documents, including financial records.Had given. The decisions brought sweeping victories to the families.Mr.

Jones spread bogus theories for years thatthe shooting that killed 20 first graders and six teachers in Newtown, Conn., was

part of a government-led plot to seize the firearms of Americans and that the victims' families were actors in the plan.

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