- Marcel Fontaine, 24, alleges defamation over school shooting claim
- Fontaine suffers threats and abuse from conspiracy site’s followers
A Boston man who was falsely identified as the gunman in the Parkland school shooting by the conspiracy theory website InfoWars has filed a defamation suit against the site and its creator, Alex Jones, contending that the posts have exposed him to damaging volleys of online abuse and threats that show no sign of slowing down.
“Many harassers seem to believe my client is part of a false flag operation conducted by ‘the deep state’,” said attorney Mark Bankston, who is representing 24-year-old Marcel Fontaine in the suit filed on Monday in Travis county, Texas, where InfoWars is based.
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