For the last two decades, Alex Jones has peddled disinformation and hate to Americans, building a media empire in the process. He’s crafted the Infowars brand around his bombastic, hypermasculine persona. But much like his rants about fluoride and chemtrails and Sandy Hook, the image he has packaged and sold to his audience is a lie.
Hatewatch reviewed more than 22,000 text messages Jones sent and received between Aug. 19, 2019, and May 15, 2020. Those messages form the basis of this investigation.
Written and Reported by: Michael Edison Hayden and Megan Squire
Edited by: Rachel Janik
Illustrations by: Lincoln Agnew
About the Alex Jones Texts
Part I: Infowars’ Alex Jones Says He Lives ‘in Hell,’ Texts Show
Part II: Texts Highlight Infowars’ Overlap with Proud Boys
Part III: Alex Jones Urged Rogan To Host Pro-Rape Extremist
Part IV: Jones on alleged FBI monitoring of Fuentes: ‘It’s a trap’
Part V: ‘Absolutely Bonkers’: Inside Inforwars’ Money Machine