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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A viral online video claimed victims in the Florida shooting are fictitious because their birth records don’t appear on a genealogy web site, but Ancestry says it has no birth records from the state.

The site pewtube says the Feb. 14 shooting is a “Hollywood creation” with “assumed, disposable identities.” The video appears to show 13 Ancestry.com searches for birth records with no results.

Ancestry spokesman Dallin Hatch said this week that the site has no birth records from the state of Florida, and said the database is designed to help people find long-dead ancestors, not people who had been living in 2018. Florida birth records are confidential, said Brad Dalton, a state health department spokesman. The state can’t share them with anyone other than the parents and the person whose record it is, he said.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office listed the names of the victims, with Detective John Curcio writing in a booking report that, “multiple dead persons were also observed on the scene.” Students also told many Associated Press journalists that they saw bodies at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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This is part of The Associated Press’ ongoing effort to fact-check misinformation that is shared widely online, including work with Facebook to identify and reduce the circulation of false stories on the platform.

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