There are many hashtags referring to the last wave of activism for gun control: #neveragain, #marchforourlives, #guncontrol, #enoughisenough and #Parklandstudents, among others. All of them are full of controversy, different opinions, points and counterpoints that divide the entire nation. However, in #Parklandstudents is really clear how the different political groups fight to show two versions of the reality. Every group claims to have the truth.
On one hand, victims, families, students, lefthand politicians, and even other more conservatives speak out in favor of the Parkland teenagers who became young activists against gun control.
If your response after the shootings that have taken place in schools across our nation is to attack the #ParklandStudents w/ disinformation, lies & vitriol — YOU are part of the problem.
— Nick Walden Poublon (@NWPinPDX) March 28, 2018
The smiling face of #AlyssaAlhadeff who will never age another year.
— John Moffitt (@JohnRMoffitt) April 1, 2018
#ParklandStudents are finding a way to see a half full glass while drowning in the mess my gen has heaped on you. This made me chuckle. You're smart, witty, engaged & you're going to change this country. I'm sorry for what you've been through but thanks for giving us back hope.
— Margaret Wheeler (@pwheelerlvt) April 3, 2018
On the other hand, there is a lot of people spreading out “fake news” and describe the students as “crisis actors.” They also have a different point of view about gun control and mass shooting.
Why havent the #ParklandStudents marched in chicago over the kids killed by people who have guns ILLEGALLY? Guess the child actors are too busy smiling over their classmates deaths. pic.twitter.com/7hrFjdVTQM
— America First America Always (@thechosenpepe) April 6, 2018
(1) Cruz was an extremely troubled kid who was ignored time and time again by the police & FBI. He even called for help himself but was still ignored.
(2) Or was he? Was he tapped and groomed for a purpose? #KeepReading
— Anne Henry (@AuntVerity) April 1, 2018
What this debate is definitly showing is the people who are going to change the History in America.
— Artemis Arise🏹 (@NiravaSara) April 7, 2018