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Where the 'Crisis Actor' Conspiracy Theory Comes From

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Mass casualty training

Role players at a mass casualty training exercise at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland.

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The term "crisis actor" has been in the news a lot lately, because conspiracy theorists have accused survivors of the Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, of being actors—people paid to pretend they witnessed a horrible tragedy that actually never happened and was instead staged by the government in order to garner the political will necessary to ban guns.

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