New conspiracies over YouTube shooting are dangerously built on a real threat

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It’s been a few days since the shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, but already a new level of shooter conspiracy theories has taken hold, including on YouTube’s own platform.

It’s an issue that’s reared its head for YouTube in particular after a number of recent incidents, including the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the deadly mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival. And now it’s moved on to this weeks tragedy.

Already, some conspiracy theorists are spreading the idea that the shooter, Nasim Aghdam, was a victim of free speech impairment. And, of course, there are accusations that Aghdam was a member of the “deep state.Read more…

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Source: Mashable AI Feed

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