Parkland shooting survivor slams right-wing conspiracy theorists attempting to smear him


On Wednesday, a trending video on YouTube, titled "DAVID HOGG THE ACTOR." fed the conspiracy theory before the video was removed from the social media platform for "violating YouTube's policy on harassment and bullying".

More than a hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are en route this morning to Tallahassee to attend the funeral of Carmen Schentrup, a 16-year-old National Merit semifinalist gunned down by Cruz last week. It had a screenshot of two Marjory Stoneman Douglas students being interviewed on television and said the students were actors.

"Both kids in the picture are not students here but actors that travel to various crisis when they happen", he wrote.

The video contained local CBS News footage of Hogg's 2017 interview about recording his friend's viral confrontation with a lifeguard on Redondo Beach.

Furthermore, a search for Hogg on YouTube this morning returned many videos misleadingly pronouncing him an actor with ulterior motives, Motherboard reports.

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YouTube eventually removed the video, but not before it had been viewed more than 200,000 times and reached No. 1 on the company's trending page, where the most popular videos at any moment are on view.

'We are working to improve our systems moving forward'.

The late-night comments came just a day after an aide to a Florida state lawmaker was sacked for allegedly referred to Hogg and other Stoneman Douglas students as "actors that travel to various crisis when they happen".

Hogg also responded to the erroneous claims, telling CNN, "I am not a crisis actor".

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We've seen this with Sandy Hook, the Vegas shooting and even Columbine - the theorists claim it's all part of an elaborate plan to ban guns and overthrow political leaders.

Hogg addressed the conspiracy theories on Tuesday, telling CNN that he was not a crisis actor.

"Outspoken Trump-Hating School Shooting Survivor is Son of FBI Agent; MSM Helps Prop Up Incompetent Bureau", reads the other tweet. "/ NSA Has Proof", and "After Blaming Trump, School Shooting Survivor David Hogg's Dirty Secret Was Just Exposed".

The tweet reaped 8,300 retweets and a like from Donald Trump Jr.

Meanwhile, Hogg said he isn't going to back down from his activism, despite the fake conspiracies.

"People think that I'm an actor", Hogg told CBS Los Angeles, "but".

"These are absolutely students at Stoneman Douglas", Robert Runcie told The Tampa Bay Times. He then sent another email, which had a link to a conspiracy video on YouTube.

Hogg says he was visiting California, which is corroborated by his personal Twitter account.

"The fact that these people are being critical of me as a witness and personally as a victim to this incident and having to witness this and live through it again and again-it's unbelievable".