The unhinged conspiracy theory now known as “Pizzagate” has resulted in a man what is a spread an assault rifle to the DC bar named in the theory, according to local police. Pizzagate” claims that Democratic operatives placing orders at Comet Ping Pong were actually using code to talk about underage prostitutes. This strange and convoluted conspiracy theory, which also involves allegations of occult rituals, has its origins in false accusations about the Clintons that began spreading in late October.
The original theory claimed that the Clintons and other government figures were involved in a global human trafficking and pedophilia ring. This one example shows how Trump supporters, members of 4chan and Reddit, and right-wing blogs in the US and in other countries combined to create and spread viral misinformation during the election season. 30, a white supremacy Twitter account that presents itself as belonging to a Jewish lawyer in New York tweeted that the NYPD was looking into evidence that emails from Anthony Weiner’s laptop contained evidence of Clinton involvement in an “international child enslavement ring. The account sent a similar tweet earlier in the day, but this second offering began to take hold online among pro-Trump tweeters. The Facebook user whose comment is included in the tweet appears to live in Missouri, according to a recent Facebook status. Keep in mind as we go down the rabbit hole that no law enforcement agency has said anything about these crazy claims.
There is no evidence to back them up. The claims have been concocted and are being spread to misinform people. Hours later, a member of the Godlike Productions message board, a hub for conspiracy theories and the “Lunatic Fringe,” posted a message saying a major pedophile sex ring was about to be exposed. The user claimed the Clinton Foundation was implicated.