By Cassandra Fairbanks | 17 February 2018
GATEWAY PUNDIT — YouTube has removed a video by Tim Pool, a popular and award winning journalist, that criticized the mainstream media for falling for a 4Chan hoax that claimed the Florida school shooter was part of a white nationalist group.
Youtube just removed my video criticizing the media for the Florida Suspect hoax and gave me a strike. Wtf? pic.twitter.com/fgzbWtzwbO
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) February 17, 2018
On Thursday afternoon, the Anti-Defamation League reported that the white supremacist group Republic of Florida (ROF) had claimed the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, as one of their members. Countless news outlets and personalities ran with this story based on their assertion.
It was soon revealed, however, that the report was part of an elaborate 4Chan hoax to feed the media fake news. Still, many outlets continued to report on this story as factual despite denials from law enforcement that he had ties to the group. […]