How to Stop the Spread of Fake News After National Tragedies

Sandy Hook HONR Network

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, Connecticut. Within days, conspiracy theorists—including a Florida Atlantic University professor—were questioning whether the massacre even happened.

As detailed by New York Magazine and other media outlets, these self-styled “truthers” (though a better term is probably “hoaxers”) hold that some powerful force—the Illuminati, globalists, the New World Order, even the Obamas—staged the shooting with the cooperation of media, government and city residents in order to take away guns and liberty. The slain children were either put into witness protection or never existed, according to their claims. This left Pozner and his fellow Newtown parents and city officials fielding inquiries about whether their kids ever lived at all.

Since then, Pozner has founded the HONR Network, a nonprofit dedicated to stopping hoaxers’ attempts to spread disinformation online after tragedies, like what happened immediately after this week’s Las Vegas shooting on both YouTube and Twitter. Thrive Global contacted Pozner over email to learn more about how Honr does what it does, whether online hoaxing is picking up or slowing down and what it would take to stamp out this particularly disdainful corner of Internet culture for good.

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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 theories have been repeated by a media mogul conspiracy theorist who has been linked to Donald Trump.

Now, after years of harassment, the families of the victims are fighting back online.

Leonard Pozner clicks on a YouTube video showing his street and the outside of his home. The camera zooms in on his balcony, and his address and a route to his door flash up on the screen.

There’s no narration on the video – but there doesn’t need to be. The message is clear: “We know where you live.”

Because of videos like this one – there are dozens on YouTube, and more appear ever day – Pozner doesn’t want to disclose the city where he now lives. He’s had death threats and has moved several times in recent years.

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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 going to have to protect Noah’s honor for the rest of my life,” he says.

To further his cause, Pozner has created an organization, called the HONR Network, whose goal is to “bring awareness to Hoaxer activity” and “prosecute those who wittingly and publicly defame, harass, and emotionally abuse the victims of high profile tragedies.” Since there is no criminal law that protects families like Pozner’s from the darker impulses of the Internet, he and his volunteers — folks he met virtually, when he began debunking — perform a slow and painful task. Whenever a video or a screed appears online attacking the victims of a horrible event, they alert venues like YouTube that their rules have been broken. The victories have been small. Though they’ve removed hundreds of links from the Internet, there are countless more like them.

“I know that the more garbage that is out there, the more it ages over time, the more the myth becomes accepted as a disgusting historical fact that tries to dismiss the existence of my child,” says Pozner. “I mean, damn it, his life had value. He existed. He was real. How dare they.”

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Ad funded Hate Speech on YouTube is not free speech when it is for profit.

Social media driven fake news and hate speech are growing faster than ever before.  

You can help make a difference by alerting large companies of how their money is being utilized.  Ad revenue is being invested into content that emboldens hate speech. Socially responsible companies should seek to avoid driving this ever-growing problem with their ad revenue.  Send a message to these brands that as a consumer you will spend your money with responsible companies that won’t allow their money to promote hate.

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Platforms such as YouTube and Google host excessive amounts of slanderous content on the subject of the victims and families of mass casualty incidents, inciting unhinged conspiracy enthusiasts to harass and threaten the people whose lives such tragedies have touched.  Our mission is to make the outrageous and defamatory content against murder victims and their families appearing on powerful social media platforms no longer profitable.
 

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@ATT  — No longer advertises with YouTube because of their brand appearings next to offensive material on YouTube such as hate speech.
@verizon — No longer advertises with YouTube because of their brand appearing next to offensive material on YouTube such as hate speech.
@Nestle — No longer advertises with YouTube because of their brand appearing next to offensive material on YouTube such as hate speech.
@Walmart — No longer advertises with YouTube because of their brand appearing next to offensive material on YouTube such as hate speech.
@Starbucks — No longer advertises with YouTube because of their brand appearing next to offensive material on YouTube such as hate speech.
@LOrealParisUSA — No longer advertises with YouTube because of their brand appearing next to offensive material on YouTube such as hate speech.

Ad funded Hate Speech on Facebook is not free speech when it is for profit.

Social media driven fake news and hate speech are growing faster than ever before.  

You can help make a difference by alerting large companies of how their money is being utilized.  Ad revenue is being invested into content that emboldens hate speech.  Socially responsible companies should seek to avoid driving this ever-growing problem with their ad revenue.  Send a message to these brands that as a consumer you will spend your money with responsible companies that won’t allow their money to promote hate.
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Platforms such as Facebook host excessive amounts of slanderous content on the subject of the victims and families of mass casualty incidents, inciting unhinged conspiracy enthusiasts to harass and threaten the people whose lives such tragedies have touched.  Our mission is to make the outrageous and defamatory content against murder victims and their families appearing on powerful social media platforms no longer profitable.
 

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Fake News Websites

List of Fake News Websites

 

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4thmedia.org

4threvolutionarywar.wordpress.com

ABCnews.com.co

abeldanger.net

abs-cbn-breaking-news.blogspot.com

abs.cbn-tv.comabiascbn.blogspot.com

achangephilippines.blogspot.com

activistpost.com

adobochronicles.com

ahtribune.com

aldubfiles.blogspot.com

aldubtopics.blogspot.com

aljazeera-tv.com

allnewspipeline.com

allthingspinoy.com

amazetify.com

americanlookout.com

americasfreedomfighters.com

amren.com patriotrising.com

amtvmedia.com

ancient-code.com

anonews.co

anonhq.com

antiwar.com

artikulonews.com

asia-pacificresearch.com

asianpolicy

assassinationscience.com

awesomereaders7.blogspot.com

balitangpinas.net

balitangtotoo.com

balitangtrending.com

baltimoregazette.com

barenakedislam.com

bbc-channel.combbc101.co.uk

bbctimes.com

beforeitsnews.com

bignuggetnews.com

bioprepper.com rense.com

bizstandardnews.com

blackagendareport.com

blacklistednews.com

Bloomberg.ma

boompanot.com

boytrending.net

buzz.definitelyfilipino.com

buzz.definitelyfilipino.net”

buzzfeednow.com

buzzpinas.com

buzzy.ph

chismix.com

chisms.ph

chosenfiles.org

christianfightback.com

classifiedfeed.com

classifiedtrends.net

cnnalive.com (contains malware)

collective-evolution.com

comdutertenews.press

comdutertenews.today

comdutertenews.world

conservativedailypost.com

consortiumnews.com

coolbuster.net

corbettreport.com

cosmicscientist.com

countercurrents.org

counterinformation.wordpress.com

crackerdaily.com

da1lymail.comdai1lymail.co.uk

dailydozz.info

dailyfilipino.altervista.org

dailynewsph.com

dailynewsph.info

dailynewstags.com

dailyoccupation.com

dailystormer.com

dailytopmedia.com

danified.com

darkmoon.me

darkpolitricks.com

davidstockmanscontracorner.com

dcclothesline.com

dcleaks.com

ddsnewstrend.com

defenddemocracy

definitelyfilipino.combalita.definitelyfilipino.com

dennismichaellynch.com

disclose.tv

disclosuremedia.net

diversityhuman.com

drudgereport.com

DrudgeReport.com.co

du30balita.info

du30news.net

du30newsblog.blogspot.com

du30newsinfo.com

du30ph.net

dugongmaharlika.com

dutertedefender.com

dutertenews.comdu30news.com

dutertenewstech.blogspot.com

dutertenewstoday

dutertespeaksnow.blogspot.com

dw-tv3.com

dyaryo.net

educate-yourself.org

educateinspirechange.org

elitenewsfeed.orgelitenewsfeed.net

elitetrends.net

endingthefed.com

endoftheamericandream.com

endtime.com

eritastimes.com

eutimes.net

eutopia.buzz

ewao.com

expostsonline.ga

extremereaders.com

eyeopening.info

fashionpulis.com

fellowshipoftheminds.com

filcommunity.com

filipinewsph.net

filipinonews.info

filipinovines.cofilipinovines.com

filmsforaction.org

filtimes.com

fixph.org

floridasunpost.com

foreignpolicyjournal.com

fort-russ.com

fourwinds10.net

fox-channel.com

freedomoutpost.com

gaia.com thesleuthjournal.com

galacticconnection.com

gangstergovernment.com

gatesofvienna.net

geopolmonitor.com

getrealphilippines.com

getzmo.ph

globalford.org

globalresearch.ca

gma-tv.com

godlikeproductions.com

govtslaves.info

greanvillepost.com

guccifer2.wordpress.com

hangthebankers.com

hayopsagaling.com

healthnutnews.com

henrymakow.com

heresyblog.net

hotnewsphil.blogspot.com

humansarefree.com

iampilipino.com

ihavethetruth.com unz.com

ilikeyouquotes.blogspot.com

ilikeyouquotes.blogspot.com

in5d.com usanewshome.com

infoinquirer.com

informationclearinghouse.info

infowars.com

instantlyshare.com

intellihub.com

interest4news.info

internationallatestupdates.blogspot.com

intersectionproject.eu

intrepidreport.com

investmentresearchdynamics.com

investmentwatchblog.com

isis.trendolizer.com

jackpineradicals.com

jamesrgrangerjr.com

jewsnews.co.il

jologs.com

journal-neo.org

juztpost.com

kalyepinoy.com

kami.com.ph

katehon.com

Kickerdaily.com

kingworldnews.com

lackfeed.com

leaknewsph.com

lewrockwell.com

libertyblitzkrieg.com

libertywritersnews.com

localpulse.net

ltrendingnews.com

maharlikanews.com

makeamericagreattoday.com

mangberto.sharethisstory.net

meganews360.com

memoryholeblog.com

metahowl.net

metro-uk.com

metrochronicles.com

metroreaders.com

minionscoop.blogspot.com

mintpressnews.com

moonofalabama.org

mosquitopress.net

mynewstv.newsgenic.com

n1viral.com

nakedcapitalism.com

NationalReport.net

nationspressph.com

naturalblaze.com

naturalnews.com

netiscoop.com

netiviral.com

netizens.com.phnetizensph.com

newcoldwar.org

newmediapad.blogspot.com

newsfeedsociety.tk

newsfileph.com

newsgov.info

newsinfo.netnewsinfoph.net

newsinfolearn.com

newsinmanila.com

newsmediaph.com

newspaperph.com

newstarget.com

newstitans.com

newstrendph.com

newswithviews.com

nowtheendbegins.com

nsnbc.me

off-guardian.org

oftwominds.com

ofw.amwstv.com

ofwreport.net

oilgeopolitics.net

okd2.com

onlinetrending.comonlinetrending.net

oopstrending.com

opednews.com

orientalreview.org

ourdailyrevelationsph.com

paulcraigroberts.org

peanutdaily.com

ph.thenet24h.com

phbuzzer.com

Philippine fake news site

philippinenewsnetwork.com

philippinenewspapers.net

philippinesonline.info

philippinesreports.com

philippinetrending.altervista.org

philmedia.info

philnewsportal.com

philstar.i-telecast.com

phnews.phphnewsonline.ml

phnewsmag.com

phppoliticsnews.blogspot.com

phstories.info

phtrending.com

pilipiknow.info

pilipinas.altervista.org

pilipinasonlineupdates.com

pinastrending.tk

pinastrends.altervista.org

pinastrendz.org

pinoyarticle.com

pinoybalita.net

pinoyekpes.com

pinoyfavs.blogspot.com

pinoyfreedomwall.com

pinoyhotissues.com

pinoynewsblogger.blogspot.com

pinoynewsonline.info

pinoysecretfiles.com

pinoyspeak.info

pinoytambayan.altervista.org

pinoythinking.netpinoythinking.info

pinoythinking.online

pinoytrend.com

pinoytrending.altervista.org

pinoytrending.altervista.org”

pinoytrendingnews.netpinoytrendingnewsph.blogspot.com

pinoytrends.net

pinoytribune.com

pinoyviralissues.net

pinoyviralnews.com

pinoyworld.net

platosguns.com

popcorndaily.com

pravda.ru

pravdareport.com

prepperwebsite.com

presstv.com

prisonplanet.com

publictrending.netpublictrending.news

qwazk.blogspot.com

radiogtv.com

rbth.com

readerstrend.com

readynutrition.com

redflagnews.com

regated.com

reportph.com

reynthology.blogspot.com

righton.com

rinf.com

rolandsanjuan.blogspot.com

ronpaulinstitute.org

rt.com

rumormillnews.com

ruptly.tv

russia-insider.com

sana.sy

sentinelblog.com

sgtreport.com

shiftfrequency.com

shtfplan.com

silentmajoritypatriots.com

silverdoctors.com

socialcastph.info

socialnewsmedia.online

socialnewsph.com

socialpees.com

socialtrendsph.com

sott.net

southfront.org

sowhatsnews.wordpress.com

spike.com.ph

sputniknews.com

stormcloudsgathering.com

strategic-culture.org

strongpinoy.com

subscribefollow.blogspot.com

superstation95.com

survivopedia.com

tahonews.com

tartey.com

tatakpinoy.info

the-newspapers.com

theantimedia.org

theartikulounonews.com

thecalibrenews.blogspot.com

thecommonsenseshow.com

theconfidentialfiles.com

thedailybell.com

thedailysheeple.com

theduran.com

theearthchild.co.za

theeconomiccollapseblog.com

theeventchronicle.com

thefederalistpapers.org

thefreethoughtproject.com

theguard1an.com

themagmatic.com

themindunleashed.org

themobnews.com

themochapost.com

thenewsdoctors.com

thenewsfeeder.net

thenewsjournalph.com

thephilippinechronicle.com

thephilippinepolitics.com

thephilippinetrend.com

thephpride.blogspot.com

thereadersfile.com

therebel

therussophile.org

thesaker.is

thet1mes.com

thetruenews.info

thetruthseeker.co.uk

theunhivedmind.com

theviralwebsites.blogspot.com

thevolatilian.com

thinkingpinoy.netthinkingpinoynews.info

thirdworldtraveler.com

tnp.phtrendingnewsportal.net

todayinmanila.ga

todaysbroadcast.net

toplistnetwork.com

topnewsphil.com

toprightnews.com

toptrendingportal.com

trendcup.com

trending3portal.infotrending4portal.info

trendingbalita.info

trendingnewscorner.com

trendingnewsportal-ph.blogspot.com

trendingnewsportal.blogspot.com

trendingnewsportal.net.ph

trendingpamore.com

trendingpinoy.ph

trendingseventhvideo.com

trendingstories.ph

trendingtopicsph.net

trendingviral.tk

trendnewsupdates.com

trends24.in

trendtitan.com

trueactivist.com

trunews.com

truth-out.org

truthandaction.org

truthdig.com

truthfeed.com

truthkings.com

tulfonews.com

tv-bbc.com

tv-cnn.comcnn-channel.com

ufoholic.com

undergroundworldnews.com

update.ph

updater24.com

usa-radio.com

usapoliticsnow.com

usasupreme.com

usdcrisis.com

usslibertyveterans.org

vdare.com

veteransnewsnow.com

veteranstoday.com

videorss.net

videosontrend.com

videoztrending.com

vigilantcitizen.com

viral4blog.net

viralliberty.com

viralnewsinfo.net

viralpick.com

viralpotato.blogspot.com

viralsharer.com

voltairenet.org

wakeupthesheep.com

wakingtimes.com

washingtonsblog.com

wattafox.com

wearechange.org

weshapelife.org

wethepvblic.com

whatdoesitmean.com

whatreallyhappened.com

wikileaks.com

wikileaks.org

wikispooks.com

wiredjournal.net

wittybunnynews

worldnewspolitics.com

worldpolitics.us

wowviral.blogspot.com

ww2.know-anything.com

www.dutertenewswatch.com

xolxol.ph

yournewswire.com

yoursocialgeek.com

zerohedge.com

Help report these Twitter troll accounts as spam and targeted harassment to incite hate

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Twitter is suffering from a systemic harassment problem.

 

 

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These accounts participate in harassment and Hoaxer Spam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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