A popular January 2023 post to Reddit’s r/dankmemes purportedly placed the number of mass shootings in the US to date as 39.
Mere hours after a gunman entered a nightclub in Thousand Oaks, California, murdering at least twelve people before shooting himself, the social media disinformation machine and its usual array of bots and paid trolls began to peddle unverified information about the suspect’s identity: This was quickly picked up and disseminated by the usual disreputable sites …
The Village of Deerfield, Illinois, approved an ordinance banning the possession of assault weapons within city limits in April 2018.
False rumors that Emma Gonzalez bullied Nikolas Cruz into opening fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School doesn’t match the timeline of events that led up to the shooting.
False claims that David Hogg was at home during the Parkland school shooting and rode his bike to school later are based on a comment that was taken out of context.
David Hogg Graduated in 2015, Didn’t Attend Parkland High School-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: David Hogg graduated from Redondo Shores High School in 2015. Hogg didn’t graduate from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and he wasn’t present for the Feb. 14 shooting that left 17 people dead. The Truth: David Hogg didn’t graduate in 2015 — …
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law ensuring that teachers can’t shoot back if attacked — but the law was signed because of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida.
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.
False claims that Maxine Waters tweeted about gun control and armed security came from an imposter account.