Not a tool of some conspiracy

Editor,
Once again our country has been forced to witness a horrific mass shooting. As bad as that was, taking 17 lives and injuring 16 more, the event itself has quickly been challenged as a “false flag” on conspiracy theory websites and then spread rapidly via social media.
A “false flag” asserts that an event was actually perpetrated by someone else, usually a deep part of the government, and not by the one identified in the news media (anti-gun proponents vs a single mentally ill shooter). T...

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