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Pizzagate and Shotguns: This Is What Happens When People Believe Fake News

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Fake news has serious consequences

If you haven’t heard of “Pizzagate” yet, it is an online conspiracy theory claiming that a Washington DC pizza joint is involved in a child sex-trafficking trade with the help of Hillary Clinton and her former campaign manager. It’s a pretty disgusting fake news story, not to mention a very unfortunate situation for the pizza restaurant, Comet Ping Pong. One man believed the story to be true and showed up armed with an assault rifle.

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