Sandy Hook, by Elizabeth Williamson

Staff Pick

Williamson's account of the 2012 Connecticut school shooting--the darkest day of my hometown's history--focuses on the tragedy that followed the tragedy: the growth of conspiracy theories that deliberately distorted and even denied the facts of events. Her humane investigation tracks how these "truthers" caused further pain to grieving families who had already experiened far too much, and paints a chilling picture of the increasingly prominent role social media plays in such campaigns of disinformation--which don't stop at manipulating facts, but involve actively harrassing, intimidating, and threatening relatives of victims. While many fought back, many others chose to honor their loved ones in ways that felt best and right to them; neither should be judged for their decision. The memories of those lost are precious, and are not society’s to do with as it wishes.

 

Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth By Elizabeth Williamson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524746575
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Published: Dutton - March 8th, 2022