"Online conspiracy theories began to get darker. Now they were starting to focus their attention on people who who were visable after a tragedy. People who were in the news. People whose names were recognizable after a mass shooting. They started to dig into the lives of those people and research them online and track them down and start making blogs and videos with hate content". - Lenny Pozner
Lenny Pozner in a podcast, interviewed by Richard Gutjahr. If you are a reader of this blog, you know who Lenny is; however you may not know Gutjarh. Richard Gutjahr is no stranger to conspiracy theory himself. He and his daughter became a target the hoaxers after the terrorist attacks in Nice and Munich. You can watch him explain here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqZiwRk1yLQ
In the podcast, Lenny goes on to explain how he initially reached out to the conspiracy theorists to try to help them understand that event. He also released his son's Death Certificate, Birth Certificate, Report Cards, "basically his whole life documented".
He soon realized hoaxers were not interested in facts.
This interview is full of great quotes and is very informative. It's a look into conspiracy theory from two who were re-victimized by online hate-theorists after tragedy
How to Fight Conspiracy Theories - Richard Gutjahr and Lenny Pozner