The daddy of a kid who died throughout the Sandy Hook faculty capturing has been given a full facial disguise earlier than being interviewed on tv, to guard him from being recognized by crazed conspiracy theorists.
Lenny Pozner’s son Noah, six, was the youngest sufferer of the December 14, 2012 bloodbath of 20 kids and 6 workers.
Since very early on within the aftermath, Pozner was singled out by conspiracy theorists claiming that the murders by no means occurred, and that it was all a part of a Barack Obama-led plot to rid the nation of weapons.
‘I used to be being attacked for the reminiscence of my son. My son’s very brief life was being attacked, and I simply wasn’t going to face for that,’ stated Pozner, showing closely disguised on 60 Minutes, in a phase discussing a marketing campaign to have social media firms held accountable for the content material they permit on-line.
Lenny Pozner appeared in disguise on 60 Minutes, to keep away from conspiracy theorists discovering him
A staff of theatre make up specialists labored to change Pozner’s options for the interview
Pozner was given a wig, prosthetics and pretend pores and skin in a bid to disguise him from attackers
He has fought again in opposition to the trolls, profitable settlements in opposition to these spreading the lies and campaigning for Fb to take away the conspiracy idea posts.
In June 2017 Lucy Richards, 57, was sentenced to 5 months in a Florida jail for having despatched messages to Pozner, together with one which learn: ‘Dying is coming to you actual quickly and nothing you are able to do about it.’
In June 2019 Pozner gained a defamation case in opposition to editors of a ebook that claimed nobody died on the Newtown, Connecticut, faculty.
A abstract judgment discovered that James H. Fetzer and Mike Palecek defamed Pozner with statements that his son’s loss of life certificates was a faux.
In October 2019 a Wisconsin jury decided the quantity that Fetzer should pay Pozner for making defamatory statements, with the foreperson writing in ‘$450,000’ on the shape.
In December 2019 the host of the InfoWars present, Alex Jones, was ordered by a Texas court docket to pay $100,000 in damages to a different father. Pozner’s case in opposition to Jones remains to be pending.
Pozner’s son Noah was six when he was murdered at Sandy Hook faculty in December 2012
Lucy Richards (pictured) was sentenced to 5 months in jail for sending him loss of life threats
Pozner’s aggressive countering of the lies has made him a selected goal for conspiracy theorists – he has acquired a number of loss of life threats, together with one voicemail that noticed a lady sentenced to jail, and has moved home seven occasions for security.
‘Conversations denying the tragedy. Accusing the federal government of staging it,’ he stated, when requested on 60 Minutes what type the conspiracy theories took.
‘That Noah didn’t die; that I am not Noah’s father. All of it revolves across the notion that these are staged shootings, scripted occasions, that I am an actor, that I am paid, to faux the loss of life of a kid.’
Pozner based the HONR Community to assist those that confronted related conditions.
Noah was one among 20 kids and 6 staffers murdered within the Connecticut faculty in 2012
Mourners embrace following funeral providers for six year-old Noah in December 2012
Tributes to Noah and the opposite kids are seen at a memorial for the victims in 2012
He has helped Maatje Benassi, who in March was labeled Affected person Zero as a result of she had been in Wuhan, China, in October 2019.
She had represented the U.S. army in an armed forces model of the Olympics; was a bicycle owner and an Military reservist who served in Iraq.
In March an article about her in her native newspaper caught the eye of a deep state conspiracist named George Webb and he filmed a video accusing her of being a part of a plot to unfold COVID, posted by a conspiracy theorist on YouTube that had already drawn lots of of hundreds of views.
She started getting loss of life threats.
‘We will put a bullet in her cranium. Let’s load up the vehicles. Let’s go get them. Let’s grasp them,’ she recounted, including that her deal with had additionally been posted on-line.
Each are actually campaigning to try to make social media networks extra accountable for his or her content material.