Category Archives: CPAC

'The left is creating a crisis': conservative activists respond to Florida shooting

CPAC – the annual conference for conservative activists, which is sponsored by the NRA – occurred less than two weeks after the Parkland school shooting.  The Guardian spoke with attendees including Sebastian Gorka, Katie Hopkins and Mark Burns about gun ownership, Parkland conspiracy theories and policy reform in the wake of the massacre

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Facebook sees backlash after demoing VR shooter game at conservative event

In light of the Florida massacre, the company expresses ‘regret’ over its decision to bring the game to CPAC

Facebook is facing backlash for bringing a virtual reality shooting game to a rightwing conference where the National Rifle Association (NRA) has promoted gun rights in the wake of a Florida school shooting.

The social media company, which has since removed the demonstration game and expressed “regret”, was already facing scrutiny for attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a high-profile event that featured speeches attacking gun control advocates and a renewed call from Donald Trump to arm school teachers.

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Nigel Farage gets warm welcome at gathering of US right wing

CPAC attendees applaud Brexit and boo London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, amid growing European populist influence at event

Nigel Farage received a rousing reception from American conservatives on Friday, as the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) cheered Brexit and booed London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.

Related: Trump plays to the gallery at CPAC – and the gallery loves it

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