Since speaking out, the school shooting survivor has been the target of multiple conspiracy theories flooding the internet, accusing him of being a “crisis actor”, someone paid to pretend to have been affected by a tragedy for political gains. “He is a student who lost 17 of his classmates to bullets”.
Hogg went on to call the conspiracy theories “unbelievable” and said it was “disgusting” that Donald Trump, Jr. The argument was unrelated to guns. The interviewer was in NY and Hogg was in Florida. the earpiece allows Hogg to hear the questions being asked to him. The friend complied with the lifeguard’s request, but the interaction turned sour after the friend made a snide remark.
Theories stemmed from a video that emerged online of Hogg, a budding journalist, on the news on a beach near where he used to live in California.
There’s also an interview of Hogg on a Los Angeles CBS Station back in August.
Numerous comments on the video uploaded by “mike. m” accuse George Soros and news network CNN of planting Hogg at the scene to vilify gun ownership. He continues to call out politicians for their inaction on gun control.
But it wasn’t just nameless internet trolls pushing these insane claims.
The video was removed by YouTube for violating its policy on bullying and harassment.
In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday afternoon, Hogg said the rallies that were going on in Florida today were representative of people demanding change to gun safety laws and regulations.
Furthermore, a search for Hogg on YouTube this morning returned many videos misleadingly pronouncing him an actor with ulterior motives, Motherboard reports.
It and many others claim to “expose” Hogg as a “crisis actor”, the term conspiracy theorists use to discount firsthand accounts by people in news stories that they insist are hoaxes.
“Angry, exhausted”, she reiterated.
To Verify our researchers tracked down the source of that yearbook photo and found this video posted by a Douglas student.
Russian bots targeted David Hogg, a survivor of the Florida school shooting. “Here’s a video to debunk that:” tweeted Joey Wong.
On Tuesday, the President’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, “liked” a tweet linking to an article which claimed Mr Hogg was an “outspoken Trump-hater” who should have told his father, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, that he knew the Florida gunman “would snap”.
On Wednesday, students from Renado Shores High School attempted to “expose” David, claiming that he never attended Douglas High, is an actor and that he wants to work for CNN.
Not only is there no credible evidence to support this claim, plenty of evidence contradicts it entirely. When they relocated to Florida when he was a high school freshman, he reportedly picked Stoneman because of the school’s TV production classes. Here’s proof Hogg is a student at Stoneman Douglas High School.