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After years of 'crisis actor' smears, Sandy Hook conspiracy targets ask Facebook for 'seat at the table'

For the past six years, Márquez-Greene has fended off vitriolic trolls on the social ... the false conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook shooting was “synthetic” and “completely fake with actors,” is ... read more

When Social Media Debunk Conspiracy Theories

A February 20 ThinkProgress article, to pick one representative example, announces in its lede that crisis-actor tales "have spread like wildfire across social media platforms ... The criticisms of ... read more

Everything you need to know about the absurd ‘crisis actor’ conspiracy theory

As students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School speak out against politicians’ cowardice on gun control, they are increasingly the target of far-right conspiracy theories ... are crisis actors ... read more

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We studied thousands of anonymous posts about the Parkland attack — and found a conspiracy in the making

[Crisis actor’ videos lead users to a ‘conspiracy ecosystem’ on YouTube, new research shows] “There’s a war going on outside, no man is safe from,” said a frequent conspiracy theory poster ... the ... read more

The aftermath of the Parkland mass shooting exemplifies the ugly side of social media

In the week since, we’ve seen the worst social media has to offer ... And now conspiracy theories are circulating on Facebook and Twitter to try and tear down those same students, calling them “crisis ... read more

FBI addresses mock crisis event conspiracy theory about Houston

HOUSTON - The FBI is addressing a mock crisis event conspiracy theory about Houston on Twitter. In a tweet Thursday, the FBI in Houston said it is aware of the social media posts calling for actors to ... read more

Why the New Zealand Shooting Video Keeps Circulating

The past six days have been an all-out war between social-media giants and the people who hope ... On the one hand, it funneled people away from conspiracy theories about crisis actors or mirrored ... read more

Christchurch attack was a 'false flag,' conspiracy theorists claim

Days after the slaying of 50 worshippers in two Christchurch, New Zealand mosques was live-streamed on social media ... by "crisis actors" in order to trigger a political change, such as the crackdown ... read more

After Orlando Shooting, ‘False Flag’ and ‘Crisis Actor’ Conspiracy Theories Surface

It was a code used by conspiracy theorists ... from the mainstream media was untrue. The victims in the shooting? They were “crisis actors” hired to promote the story as a pretext to impose tighter ... read more

We Met With Crisis Actor Conspiracy Theorists and the Victims They Baselessly Attack

The responses to Hogg’s post thread showcase the pervasiveness of social media conspiracy theories. The Parkland students are the most recent subjects of the crisis actor conspiracy theory, which has ... read more

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