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YouTube and Facebook are promoting conspiracy theory videos that the far-right has used to claim one of the Florida school shooting survivors is a paid actor

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YouTube promoted a conspiracy theory video that claims one of the Florida school shooting survivors is a paid actor.

A video that claims to show evidence that one of the survivors of the school shooting in Florida last week is a paid actor was promoted by YouTube as the top video in the site's trending section on Wednesday morning.

The video was removed from the trending section later in the morning after several news stories and tweets about it started to spread.

The video shows a local news clip featuring David Hogg, one of the shooting survivors who has made several news appearances over the last few days calling for gun control.

The segment comes from a CBS Los Angeles local newscast from last summer that shows Hogg telling a reporter how he got into an argument with a lifeguard.

Searching for Hogg's name on YouTube also brought up a large number of conspiracy videos as the top results.

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