Fake News Victims Meet with Twitter and Facebook

Fake News Victims Meet with Twitter and Facebook

On paper, they would seem to have little in common. Tun Khin is a human rights activist who advocates for the persecuted Rohingya Muslims in his home country of Myanmar. Jessikka Aro is a Finnish journalist who exposed the international influence of Russian propagandists at the Internet Research Agency long before the rest of the world had ever heard of them. Lenny Pozner is an American father who lost his 6-year-old son, Noah, in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. Ethan Lindenberger is almost a kid himself, a high school student who’s become a vaccination proponent despite his parents’ anti-vaccination beliefs….

What's New About Conspiracy Theories?

What's New About Conspiracy Theories?

On the morning of December 4, 2016, Edgar Maddison Welch, a warehouse worker and a father of two from Salisbury, North Carolina, told his family that he had a few things to do; loaded an AR-15, a .38-calibre revolver, and a folding knife into his car; and headed for Washington, D.C. Welch’s intention, he later told police, was to “self-investigate” a plot featuring—in no particular order—Hillary Clinton, sex trafficking, satanic rituals, and pizza.

Journalist: Elizabeth Kolbert

How Alex Jones and Infowars Helped a Florida Man Stalk Sandy Hook Families

How Alex Jones and Infowars Helped a Florida Man Stalk Sandy Hook Families

In the world of conspiracy theorists, Alex Jones and Wolfgang Halbig fueled each other’s darkest tendencies.

Soon after the Dec. 14, 2012, mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Mr. Jones, the right-wing provocateur, began spreading outlandish theories that the killing of 20 first graders and six educators was staged by the government and victims’ families as part of an elaborate plot to confiscate Americans’ firearms.

Many of the most noxious claims originated in the mind of Mr. Halbig, a retired Florida public school official who became fixated on what he called “this supposed tragedy” at Sandy Hook.

Journalist: Elizabeth Williamson

Father threatens to sue Google over faked death claims

Father threatens to sue Google over faked death claims

Grieving father and HONR Network board member, Andy Parker is taking on the company he believes is 'monetizing' his daughter's murder. Alison Parker, a 24-year-old news reporter in Viriginia was shot and killed while conducting a live television interview in August of 2015. The camera operator was also shot and killed. The shooter was a disgruntled former colleague, who filmed the deaths. Now, Parker's father is fighting Google, which he claims has "monetized" his daughter's death.

Journalist: Piya Chattopadhyay

Huffington Post: We Got Alex Jones’ Deposition Video

Huffington Post: We Got Alex Jones’ Deposition Video

Infowars host Alex Jones was questioned earlier this month for three hours by the lawyer of a Sandy Hook parent who has accused him of perpetuating an abhorrent hoax. It did not go well for Jones.

Journalist: Sebastian Murdock

Beware the Jabberwock: Stories from the upside-down world where conspiracy theorists dwell

Beware the Jabberwock: Stories from the upside-down world where conspiracy theorists dwell

Producer Miki Meek picks up the story of Lenny Pozner, whose son, Noah, was killed at Sandy Hook. In the years after Noah's death, Lenny and his family were harassed by people who believed the shooting at Sandy Hook never happened – that it was all a conspiracy. Until one day, Lenny decided to fight back.

Producer: Miki Meek

Family that lost a son at Sandy Hook fights against vicious conspiracy theorists

Family that lost a son at Sandy Hook fights against vicious conspiracy theorists

After 6-year-old Noah was killed in a school shooting, Lenny Pozner founded the HONR Network to protect the memory of victims, as well as their families, from malicious hoaxers.

Journalist: Cathryn J Prince

Belgium Press: A Father Harassed by Conspirators

Belgium Press: A Father Harassed by Conspirators

Conspiracists are convinced that the American father is an actor and that he invented the death of his son, killed at the age of six in Sandy Hook's shooting.

Journalist: Jacques Besnard

Florida publisher of conspiracy books faces lawsuit over ‘Nobody Died at Sandy Hook’

Florida publisher of conspiracy books faces lawsuit over ‘Nobody Died at Sandy Hook’

A Crestview man who publishes controversial books for the edification and entertainment of conspiracy theorists has been named in a lawsuit brought by the father of a child killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

Journalist: Tom McLaughlin

Sandy Hook Dad Suing Alex Jones Says South Florida Cop Illegally Accessed His Personal Info

Sandy Hook Dad Suing Alex Jones Says South Florida Cop Illegally Accessed His Personal Info

Pozner, who lives in South Florida, claims in a new federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that a local cop in Delray Beach illegally accessed his private, personal information by exploiting the state license-plate database.
Journalist: Jerry Ianneli