Reacting to calls for the reinstatement of far-right American radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Elon Musk flatly denied Jones’ return on Twitter on Monday, saying he had no mercy. for those who use the “death of children to make themselves known”.

New Delhi, November 21: Reacting to calls for the reinstatement of far-right American radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Elon Musk flatly denied Jones’ return on Twitter on Monday, saying he had no mercy. for those who use the “death of children to make themselves known” and achieve their political ambitions.

Last month, a jury in the US state of Connecticut ordered Jones to pay $965 million in damages to family members of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The families sued Jones after he claimed the Dec. 14, 2012, school shooting in Newton, Connecticut was a hoax staged by US authorities to impose gun control measures.

Amid calls from his supporters to reinstate Jones as former US President Donald Trump, Musk said: “My first child died in my arms. I felt his last heartbeat.”

“I have no mercy for anyone who uses the death of children for profit, politics or fame,” added the new CEO of Twitter.

In an earlier tweet on Jones, he quoted a Bible verse, saying, “Let little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for to such is the kingdom of heaven.”

The US school shooting left 20 children between the ages of six and seven and six adults dead.

Jones, 48, apologized for spreading the conspiracy and was ordered in August to pay nearly $50 million in damages to relatives of another victim in Texas.

“I’m bankrupt,” Jones said live on his show. “You want to fight. It’s okay.”

He now acknowledges that the attack was “100% real”.

Jones still faces a third libel lawsuit for the Sandy Hook shootings that begins in Texas later this year.

Javier E. Swan