False reports from 2012 and 2013 that the military plans to confiscate guns from private citizens resurfaced after the February 2018 shooting in Parkland, Florida, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.
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False rumors that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz is a registered Democrat are baed on the public voter registration records of someone with a similar name.
Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was not a member of Antifa, he trained with and identified with a “white civil rights organization” called the Republic of Florida.
Charles Manson died of natural causes on November 19, 2017, at a hospital in Kern County, California, the California Department of Corrections reports.
False claims that a photo shows the Sutherland Springs church shooter at a Bernie Sanders rally circulated on Facebook in November 2017.
Bogus rumors that Michael Moore was accused of sexual assault by four underage girls came from a website that publishes “satirical fiction.”
False claims that Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Compos was arrested as the second gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting came from websites that fabricate news reports.
CBS Executive Hayley Geftman-Gold was fired for saying that she didn’t have sympathy for Las Vegas mass shooting victims in October 2017.
A man falsely reported that he was stabbed by an Antifa member for having a neo-Nazi haircut and was later charged with filing a false report.
A fake news website is behind false reports that 12 white female bodies tagged with Black Lives Matter were found in a garage freezer.