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Alex Jones: The text messages


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.

Read Alex Jones’ extremist file.

Written and Reported by: Michael Edison Hayden and Megan Squire
Edited by: Rachel Janik
Illustrations by: Lincoln Agnew

Illustration of Alex Jones
Jan 31

About the Alex Jones Texts

Illustration Alex Jones tumbling
Jan 27

Part I: Infowars’ Alex Jones Says He Lives ‘in Hell,’ Texts Show

Illustration Alex Jones and Gavin McInnes
Feb 2

Part II: Texts Highlight Infowars’ Overlap with Proud Boys

Illustration of Alex Jones, Joe Rogan and Andrew Tate
Feb 7

Part III: Alex Jones Urged Rogan To Host Pro-Rape Extremist

Illustration of Nick Fuentes, Alex Jones
Feb 17

Part IV: Jones on alleged FBI monitoring of Fuentes: ‘It’s a trap’

Illustration Alex Jones holding pill bottle
Mar 8

Part V: ‘Absolutely Bonkers’: Inside Inforwars’ Money Machine