How to Stop the Spread of Fake News After National Tragedies

How to Stop the Spread of Fake News After National Tragedies

After losing his son in the Sandy Hook shooting, Leonard Pozner has become a prominent activist in stopping the spread of disinformation and conspiracies online. Five years ago, Leonard Pozner lost his son Noah in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown,...
BBC Radio – The Sandy Hook Deniers

BBC Radio – The Sandy Hook Deniers

A paranoid conspiracy theory has acquired a new and disturbing power in America, and it has been spread by an alternative media outfit that has been linked to President Trump. Twenty-six people, mostly young children, died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. They...
BBC Trending: The Sandy Hook Hoaxers

BBC Trending: The Sandy Hook Hoaxers

Sandy Hook to Trump: ‘Help us stop conspiracy theorists’ It was one of the worst school shootings in American history, but some people insist that the Sandy Hook massacre never happened. They post YouTube videos and spread rumours online, and their false...
Sandy Hook Truthers are the worst

Sandy Hook Truthers are the worst

Lenny Pozner’s young son died in the Sandy Hook mass killing. Conspiracy theorists believe the killing was staged. Pozner’s efforts to educate them, to prove that his son died, only resulted in relentless trolling and harassment. Yet he keeps trying: “I’m...