The Washington Post published that it’s “difficult to confirm Jones’s audience scope, but the host has said he has about 5 million daily radio listeners and recently exceeded 80 million video views in a single month. He also runs Infowars.com, which posts dozens of articles a day promoting conspiracy theories and attacks against progressives. A quick Google search will bring you to hundreds of blog posts on the topic, and self-made videos crowd youtube as theorist attempt to further the conspiracy. Alex Jones is the host of The Alex Jones Show, which is syndicated by Genesis Communications Network. Jones can multiply his audience by simulcasting his radio programming via his website and further spreading its reach on his YouTube channel.”
In the case of Hicks’ death, none of those rumors are more prolific, and bizarre, than the notion that Hicks faked his death to become conspiracy-monger Alex Jones. He claims to have a bigger audience than Rush Limbaugh. Under Texas law, Jones was given a month to comply or be subject to a libel suit. While it’s an intense amount of crazy, the idea has lived on the internet so long that—apart from the naive believers—it has become an in-joke for bloggers, channels, and a rogue crew of Alex Jones fans.
In 2017, the lawyers of James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong pizzeria, sent Jones a letter demanding an apology and retraction for his role in pushing the Pizzagate conspiracy theory. In March 2017, Alex Jones apologized to Alefantis for promulgating the conspiracy theory and retracted his allegations. Alex Jones Is A Conspiracy Theorist Radio Host And Prolific Producer Of Web Content.