The making of a YouTube conspiracy video after the Parkland tragedy

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The channel, which is hosted by far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, posted a video about David Hogg, who survived the Valentines Day bloodshed which left 17 dead. If one more violations occur in the next three months, the channel will be limited; if two more occur, it will be shut completely.

YouTube deleted the video titled "David Hogg Can't Remember His Lines In TV Interview" that accused Hogg, one of the most outspoken of the Parkland shooting survivors, of being a "crisis actor". The video itself featured older news footage of Hogg being interviewed by an L.A. news outlet after an altercation between a lifeguard and swimmer at the beach.

Jones, who has been dubbed America's leading conspiracy theorist and a prominent voice of the so-called "alt-right" movement in the United States, is famed for his far-fetched and erroneous conspiracy theories.

He has also claimed the U.S. government puts chemicals into the water supply to turn people gay so they do not have children. As soon as we became aware of the video, we removed it from Trending and from YouTube for violating our policies.

The term refers to people who are paid to play disaster victims in emergency drills.

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The video, a rip of a local Los Angeles CBS segment, showed an interview from previous year with David Hogg, a student at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week. This week, Donald Trump Jr. even liked a tweet about the conspiracies. But Jones repeatedly implied Hogg and others are crisis actors. "I was a witness to this", he said.

The crisis actor conspiracy gained traction on Facebook this week.

"You've got scripted anti-gun kids with their parents on TV, young adults, high schoolers, high school seniors, and I can't say, look at this bumbling, scripted interview?" An aide to a Florida politician was sacked for suggesting two teens were merely actors pretending to be students.

CNN's article broke during Friday's live YouTube broadcast of "The Alex Jones Show", prompting a real-time reaction from the host carried across the same platform he risks being denied.

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