On Thursday, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that she was threatening legal action against far-right conspiracy theory broadcaster Alex Jones if he continues to claim to viewers that his line of toothpaste, creams, and dietary supplements can prevent or cure coronavirus:
I ordered Alex Jones to immediately stop selling & marketing products as a treatment or cure for #coronavirus on hi… https://t.co/zqLAwrdGiE— NY AG James (@NY AG James) 1584047574.0
Mr. Jones has been marketing & selling toothpaste, dietary supplements, creams & other products as treatments to pr… https://t.co/ey64sT2FQm— NY AG James (@NY AG James) 1584047575.0
Mr. Jones’ public platform has given him a microphone to shout inflammatory rhetoric, but these latest mistruths ar… https://t.co/KNwWqXkr0a— NY AG James (@NY AG James) 1584047575.0
Jones has used his InfoWars platform to promote theories such as that the government is controlling people's minds with chemicals in tap water, the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre was faked with child actors, and that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are literally demons from hell.
His business model is built on top of selling a line of questionable dietary supplements, that he often markets as protecting people from the conspiracies he propounds.
Jones is already facing legal troubles, having been arrested just days before for driving while intoxicated.