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Creator of Pepe the Frog suing Infowars

Alex Jones insists use on poster '100% protected by the courts'

(CNN) Pepe the frog, the once-innocent cartoon that was appropriated as a mascot of the alt-right, is at the center of a new legal battle.

Matt Furie, the character’s creator, is suing Infowars, the media company helmed by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

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In the lawsuit filed Monday, Furie alleges copyright infringement stemming from a stylized poster sold on the Infowars website. The $29.95 poster features a depiction of Pepe alongside other MAGA “heroes” drawn by artist Jon Allen, including Donald Trump, Roger Stone, Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter and Jones himself.

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