Tributes funneling Sandy Hook conspiraciesThe number of tribune pages dedicated to those killed or affected by the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. that have turned into stomping grounds for those indulging in conspiracy theories about the shootings has now attracted the attention of lawmakers.
Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, along with Rep. Elizabeth Esty, all Democrats, have gone so far as to formally request that Facebook remove the pages.
Said the representatives:

"Many [pages] give the appearance they were created by loved ones in the names of the victims. Unfortunately, many of these pages have become vehicles for harassment, intimidation and possibly financial fraud.”

Facebook responded by promising to “be vigilant” in flagging inappropriate materials.
Read more on the back-and-forth here, via Nation Now.

Tributes funneling Sandy Hook conspiracies

The number of tribune pages dedicated to those killed or affected by the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. that have turned into stomping grounds for those indulging in conspiracy theories about the shootings has now attracted the attention of lawmakers.

Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, along with Rep. Elizabeth Esty, all Democrats, have gone so far as to formally request that Facebook remove the pages.

Said the representatives:

"Many [pages] give the appearance they were created by loved ones in the names of the victims. Unfortunately, many of these pages have become vehicles for harassment, intimidation and possibly financial fraud.”

Facebook responded by promising to “be vigilant” in flagging inappropriate materials.

Read more on the back-and-forth here, via Nation Now.

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  8. dukedesilver said: Conspiracy Theory on Hook. WTF gas the world come to. I can’t think of anything more disgusting or disrespectful to those family’s. Please CT’s crawl back under the stone you were born under.
  9. leonarrrrdo said: Only in America. SMH.
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