Infowars and the cruelty of conspiracy theories

To have your six-year-old child murdered in a mass shooting is an almost unimaginable tragedy. But then to be forced into hiding by conspiracy theorists - who claim that you faked your own child's death - represents an added level of torture.

Yet this is precisely what has happened to Ms Veronique De La Rosa and Mr Leonard Pozner, whose son Noah was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut five years ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2018, with the headline 'Infowars and the cruelty of conspiracy theories'. Print Edition | Subscribe