Christian Chen, Staff Writer
Internet conspiracy theorist Mike Adams launched a website dedicated solely to verbally attacking and slandering Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor David Hogg. Adams, who has been on the “furious far right of American politics,” has also defended his actions under the First Amendment’s right to free speech and freedom of expression.
His website Hoggwatch.com features numerous articles slandering 18-year-old David Hogg. The website attacks Hogg as a “gun control fascist youth front-man” who is an “anti-gun sociopath,” even going so far as to falsely accuse Hogg of giving a Nazi salute and lauding efforts to compare David Hogg to infamous Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. Other false claims include the accusation that Hogg was a crisis actor, that Hogg was pushing a “revolution in America,” that Hogg wasn’t even at the school when the shooting occurred, and that those behind the March For Our Lives movement could organize a “false flag shooting” against child participants.
Adams rose to prominence by fabricating theories about vaccinations being evil and HIV not leading to AIDS, the idea that climate change is false, cell phone radiation leading to brain damage, and conspiracy theories related to the Las Vegas shooting in October 2017. More recently, he claimed to have had an interview with someone who claimed the Sandy Hook shooting of 2012 was faked.
Adams has also appeared on Alex Jones’ Infowars that has accused Hillary Clinton of corruption. He was also booted off of YouTube, with Gizmodo noting that his channel was terminated for supposedly “violating YouTube community guidelines.”