Far-right conspiracy theorists are targeting David Hogg, a survivor of last week's shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, with some falsely claiming that his yearbook photo proves he did not attend the school and others saying he's actually 26 years old.
While appearing on "Anderson Cooper 360" on Tuesday, Florida shooting survivor David Hogg denied conspiring with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and slammed Donald Trump Jr. for liking a tweet suggesting that was the case.
Hogg also responded to the claims, telling CNN: "I am not a crisis actor".
Hogg has become the subject of fringe online conspiracies, which have pointed to his father, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, as "proof" that his interviews are disingenuous.
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In the days after suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire in the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, David Hogg has demanded government officials consider stricter gun laws.
Meanwhile, the Broward County schools superintendent has confirmed that Hogg and the other students who have been vocal in the wake of the shooting are students at Douglas. "I'm someone who had to witness this and live through this and I continue to be having to do that, I'm not acting on anybody's behalf".
Hogg's mother, Rebecca Boldrick, told The Washington Post her family has received death threats online since the conspiracy theories surfaced. "I'm trying to be as well spoken as possible because these politicians won't", he tells Fujii.
A survivor of the Florida shooting has denied he is a "crisis actor" after Donald Trump Jr appeared to endorse an article which labelled the student a "Trump-hater". And yes, we can verify that the survivors and students who have organized the pro-gun-control response are NOT paid actors, but angry high school students.
The video shows a CBS news broadcast from summer 2017 of Hogg describing how a friend of his got into an argument with a lifeguard on the beach.
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The president, a strong and vocal supporter of gun rights, has not endorsed more robust changes sought by gun control activists. Trump continued, arguing that his presidential campaign did not collude with Russian Federation to win the election.
"Unlike the people who are tweeting that stuff about me and my dad, I haven't lost hope in America and my dad hasn't either", said Hogg with his father by his side. "I'm not an actor in any sense, way, shape or form".
"These are absolutely students at Stoneman Douglas". "We just want to make a difference".
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