re:publica 18: How To Fight Conspiracy Theories – Richard Gutjahr and Lenny Pozner (extended)

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Let’s give people a free-to-use tool to publish whatever they want, whenever they want, to an audience worldwide in real-time. What could possibly go wrong? In this extended conversation, Richard Gutjahr talks to Lenny Pozner, founder of honr.com, how he became a target of conspiracy theorists and what he learned in his five-year fight against Google, YouTube, and the so-called hoaxers.

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(Watch the re:publica 2018 Berlin talk here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXc02u_e5bE )

 

Sandy Hook Father Fights Conspiracy Theories That Emerge After Mass Shootings

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An unsettling pattern has emerged in the aftermath of national tragedies, like the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Survivors and victims’ families are grieving the loss of their loved ones but these days, they are also the targets of a wave of vitriol aimed directly at them.

They are often harassed online and in person by conspiracy theorists who think the whole thing was a hoax.

Take the March arrest of two people outside of the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church where 26 people were murdered in 2017. The pair confronted the church pastor, whose daughter was killed, saying the murders never happened and his daughter never lived. They called him a “crisis actor.”

This type of incident isn’t isolated to Sutherland Springs or to the two people arrested, either.

So, first, KJZZ turned to Joseph Uscinski, a political science associate professor at the University of Miami who studies conspiracy theories, to find out what his data says about these people and why they believe what they do.

No one knows the pain this type of harassment can wield on a grieving family more than Lenny Pozner. His son Noah was the youngest child murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. Since that day he has had to deal with, deflect, outmaneuver and confront what he calls “hoaxers.” These are people set on revealing that he is part of a vast conspiracy from the government.

To combat this, Pozner started the HONR Network to raise awareness of this type of harassment for other families of victims.

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How Jewish Family Of Sandy Hook Victim Was Driven Out Of Boca Raton

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Before Sutherland Springs, before Las Vegas, before Orlando, there was Newtown, where a gunman shot 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Noah Pozner, whose family is Jewish, was the youngest person shot that day — one of 20 children.

Lenny Pozner thought that moving far away from the site of his son’s murder could help his family begin the healing process. Soon after Noah’s death, Pozner, his now ex-wife, Veronique Pozner, and their elementary school-aged daughters, Arielle and Sophia, left Newtown, Connecticut, to make a fresh start.

“It was the beginning of a new chapter, in the sunshine of Florida, hoping to find some warmth,” Pozner told the Forward. “It was a new life.”

But after a few nightmare years in their new home in Boca Raton, Florida, the Pozners say they have moved again. They are hoping to escape what Pozner says is rampant harassment by a few individuals — including a local police detective — with little support from Boca Raton law enforcement.

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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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Sandy Hook Victim’s Father Speaks Out Against ‘Hoaxers’

Lenny Pozner and his family moved from Connecticut to Florida after his 6-year-old son Noah was killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting. Pozner had hoped for some peace, but that’s far from what he got.

Since his son died, Pozner says he’s been constantly harassed by people who believe the shooting never happened. “Hoaxers,” he calls them.
Wednesday marks the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut. Last week, the federal Department of Justice indicted Lucy Richards, 57, of Tampa for threatening Pozner.
According to a federal indictment, Richards left voicemails for Pozner in January, telling him, “Death is coming to you real soon.” She now faces four charges that could land her 20 years in jail. For Pozner, the charges are a relief.
“I was very glad that she’s finally facing consequences for what she had done,” he said.
Pozner says Richards was an extreme case, but certainly not the only one. He blames the Internet for enabling hoaxers to spread misinformation about Sandy Hook and its victims on a global scale.
“I will get 15-year-old, 20-year-old kids telling me that I’m going to get tried and imprisoned for treason and, you know, how much money did I make off of this, and it’s a lot of hate,” he said. “They are absolutely certain that they are in the right, and they are part of this army of light.”  
Pozner says four years after the shooting, the situation has only gotten worse.
“The only thing that I’ve noticed, there are more websites, there are more people, and they’re more brazen and they’re more comfortable with making these fantastical claims,” he said.

Pozner first tried to address the hoaxers by helping people who were debunking Sandy Hook conspiracy theories. But when it became clear some people would just never be convinced, Pozner switched gears.

He started the HONR Network. It’s working to remove false claims about Sandy Hook and other mass shootings from the Internet. The organization targets websites like Facebook and Google as well as their advertisers. The task has not been easy.

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Woman charged with threatening Sandy Hook victim’s family

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Florida woman has been charged with making death threats against the parent of a child who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre because she thought the attack was a hoax, federal authorities announced on Wednesday.

Lucy Richards, 57, of Tampa was arrested Monday after a grand jury indictment on four felony counts of transmitting threats, the US justice department said in a statement.

The threats were made 10 January, according to authorities, and included messages that said, “you gonna die, death is coming to you real soon,” and “LOOK BEHIND YOU IT IS DEATH.”

Another threat said, “there’s nothing you can do about it,” according to court documents.

The indictment said the threats were made in Palm Beach County to a person identified only by the initials “LP”. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Schall wouldn’t say how the threats were delivered or provide more details, nor would she provide further details about why federal authorities said Richards thought the attack was a hoax.

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