Reacting to calls to reinstate American far-right radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Elon Musk on Monday categorically denied Jones’ return to Twitter, saying he has no mercy for those who use the “deaths of children to gain fame” and fulfil their political ambitions.
A jury in the US state of Connecticut last month ordered Jones to pay$ 965 million in damages to the family members of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School firing.
The families sued Jones after he claimed the firing on December 14, 2012, at the academy in Newton, Connecticut, was a humbug offered by US authorities to put gun control measures.
Amid calls by his followers to reinstate Jones like former US President Donald Trump, Musk said” My firstborn child failed in my arms. I felt his last twinkle”. ” I’ve no mercy for anyone who would use the deaths of children for gain, politics or fame,” the new Twitter CEO added.
In an earlier tweet on Jones, he quoted a verse from the Bible, saying” Suffer little children, and prohibit them not, to come unto me for of similar is the area of heaven”.
The firing at the US academy left 20 children progressed six to seven and six grown-ups dead.
Jones, 48, apologised for spreading the conspiracy and was ordered in August to pay nearly$ 50 million in damages to the cousins of another victim in Texas.” I am in ruin,” Jones said live on his show.” You want to fight. That is fine.”
He now acknowledges the attack was” 100 percent real”. Jones still faces a third vilification trial over the Sandy Hook firing that begins in Texas latterly this time.