• YouTube and Facebook are promoting a right-wing conspiracy about a Florida shooting survivor

    7 monthes ago - By Chron

    YouTube promoted a conspiracy theory video that claims one of the Florida school shooting survivors is a paid actor.
    The video was first in the site's list of trending videos Wednesday morning.
    YouTube continues to struggle with people gaming the site to promote fake news.
    A video that claims to show evidence that one of the survivors of the school shooting in Florida last week is a paid actor was promoted by YouTube as the top video in the site's trending section on Wednesday morning. The video was removed from the trending section later in the morning after several news stories and...
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  • The Florida shooting suspect is poised to inherit an $800,000 trust fund from his dead adoptive parents

    The Florida shooting suspect is poised to inherit an $800,000 trust fund from his dead adoptive parents

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The Florida shooting suspect is reportedly set to inherit $800,000 after his adoptive mother's death.
    Nikolas Cruz, 19, was set to receive the money after turning 22. But a judge will determine whether he can access the money now and use it to hire a defense attorney.
    Cruz's court proceedings could become expensive if prosecutors decide to pursue the death penalty, and his inheritance could let Broward County taxpayers off the hook.
    Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old Florida shooting suspect, is reportedly in line for an $800,000 inheritance after his adoptive mother died in November.
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  • Russian bots zeroed in on a survivor of the Florida school shooting who's been targeted by far-right conspiracy theorists

    Russian bots zeroed in on a survivor of the Florida school shooting who's been targeted by far-right conspiracy theorists

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Russian bots targeted David Hogg, a survivor of the Florida school shooting.
    Hogg has been the target of a number of far-right conspiracy theories.
    An expansive network of Russian social media bots has zeroed in on David Hogg, a Florida school shooting survivor who's been the target of far-right conspiracy theorists in recent days.
    Researchers at Hamilton 68, a joint venture between the Alliance for Securing Democracy and the German Marshall Fund tthat has closely tracked the automated Russian Twitter accounts, found Tuesday that "Hogg" was the top trending topic within the network it...
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  • The Florida shooting suspect's school records show he was fixated on guns, wars, and terrorists

    The Florida shooting suspect's school records show he was fixated on guns, wars, and terrorists

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz followed an individualized education plan at the alternative school he attended before transferring to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
    School records obtained by ABC show that Cruz frequently discussed violent topics, such as guns, wars, and terrorists.
    Cruz also showed some promising improvements, volunteering at the YMCA and making plans for a future college education or military career, the records show.
    School records show that the suspected Florida high-school shooter displayed a long history of emotional and behavioral problems, and a...
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