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YouTube Apologizes For Trending Conspiracy Video On Florida Survivor

A video suggesting a student who survived the school shooting in Florida is an actor was a No. 1 trending video on YouTube on Wednesday.
Posted at 8:06 AM, Feb 22, 2018

YouTube has apologized for a No.1 trending video on its site that suggested a student who survived the Florida school shooting is an actor.

The video, reportedly titled "DAVID HOGG THE ACTOR," garnered over 200,000 views by Wednesday morning. YouTube removed it by noon that day.

In a statement, YouTube said its system misclassified the video because it "contained footage from an authoritative news source."

Hogg and several other students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are now at the center of a whirlwind of conspiracy theories.

YouTube said it's working to improve its systems for the future.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN