InfoWars could get booted off YouTube for peddling Parkland conspiracy theories

25 Febrero, 2018, 01:00 | Author: Misty Newman
  • YouTube finally notices Infowars is peddling dangerous conspiracies

A YouTube account operated by far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is reportedly close to being shut down upon running afoul of the platform's harassment policies after last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

YouTube's number-one trending video this morning was based on a false conspiracy theory suggesting a survivor of the Parkland high school shooting is an actor.

Before it was deleted, the video had been viewed more than 200,000 times, and other conspiracy videos littered YouTube's trending page. This week, Donald Trump Jr. even liked a tweet about the conspiracies. More recently, though, the phrase has been co-opted by conspiracy theorists who claim mass shootings are events staged to achieve a political goal.

The mother told the news outlet that her husband, Kevin Hogg, a Republican, worked for the FBI as an agent at airports in Los Angeles and Florida before retiring from the bureau in October 2016.

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Sadly, Hogg was forced away from both his studies and activism to affirm that he's not a crisis actor, but a regular person just trying to effect social change.

But that obvious fact didn't keep YouTuber "mike m" from uploading a video with the caption that Hogg was an actor. The most popular, which was removed at around 11AM Eastern time, appeared to be a simple re-upload of the local news segment, but the description makes its goal clear: "DAVID HOGG THE ACTOR". Following news of the removal of the David Hogg video, CNN says that it has reported further videos to YouTube and they are now being reviewed. A notice on the video now says, "This video has been removed for violating YouTube's policy on harassment and bullying".

A New York Times piece examining the freakish instance which, sadly, remains common, revealed that the poster's further commentary on the video explicitly stated that those who spoke out in favor of gun control were "crisis actors". "I'm somebody that had to witness this and live through this, and I continue to have to do that".



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