Murder of Seth Rich

shooting of Seth Rich on July 10, 2016

The murder of Seth Rich happened on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 4:20 a.m. in Washington, D.C.[1] Rich died about an hour and a half after receiving two gunshot wounds to the back. He was murdered by unknown people for unknown reasons, but police suspected he had been the victim of an attempted robbery.[2]

The 27-year-old Rich worked for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and his murder caused many right-wing conspiracy theories,[3] including the false claim that Rich had been involved with the leaked DNC emails in 2016.[4]

The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post wrote that the promotion of these conspiracy theories was an example of fake news.[5][6]

References change

  1. Morton, Joseph (August 4, 2016). "D.C. police, family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich urge anyone with information about murder to come forward". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  2. Guo, Jeff (May 24, 2017). "The bonkers Seth Rich conspiracy theory, explained". Vox.
  3. Bromwich, Jonah Engel (May 17, 2017). "How the Murder of a D.N.C. Staffer Fueled Conspiracy Theories". The New York Times. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  4. Polantz, Katelyn; Collinson, Stephen (July 14, 2018). "12 Russians indicted in Mueller investigation". Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  5. Rutenberg, Jim (May 24, 2017). "Sean Hannity, a Murder and Why Fake News Endures". The New York Times. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  6. Weigel, David (May 20, 2017). "The Seth Rich conspiracy shows how fake news still works". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 21, 2017.