Lawyers for the families of two Sandy Hook victims have accused Alex Jones and InfoWars, the company he cofounded, of “intentionally destroying evidence relevant to the defamation cases against him” in a motion filed Friday, The New York Times reports. On his broadcast last week, Jones said he instructed staffers to delete some content from Twitter after CNN pointed out that several of his posts violated the platform’s policies. But some of the content was “considered evidence in the Sandy Hook cases,” and Jones was obligated to “preserve all relevant material,” the lawyers argue. “As pressure mounted from pending defamation lawsuits and growing public indignation, Mr. Jones chose to destroy evidence of his actual malice and defamatory conduct,” the motion reads. “Infowars deleted critical evidence at the precise moment plaintiff and his experts were attempting to marshal that evidence.” Jones is currently being sued for defamation by nine Sandy Hook families after claiming that the shooting was a hoax. He was suspended from Twitter for a week after it was revealed that some of his posts were in violation of the site’s policies. Jones has also been booted off of Facebook, Youtube, iTunes, and Spotify for his controversial podcasts, videos, and posts.
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