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"Pizzagate" is real.

Pizzagate is a conspiracy theory that emerged in 2016 and has been repeatedly debunked by news organizations.

Pizzagate is a conspiracy theory that emerged in 2016 and has been repeatedly debunked by news organizations.In 2016, a false rumour built on leaked DNC emails stated that Hillary Clinton and her top aides being involved in various crimes snowballed into a wild conspiracy theory that they were running a child-trafficking ring out of a Washington pizza parlor. The theory was pushed out on different social media platforms, including YouTube clips which pushed the false story. Tens of thousands of individuals subscribed to message boards, feeding into theories with fake news reports. The police refuted the claims of an online pedophile ring running out of Comet Ping Pong, but the theories continued. Moreover, the theory claimed that the pedophile ring ran out of Comet Pizza's basement, however, the pizza parlor does not have a basement.

There is no evidence that Democrats ran a child trafficking ring and the theory has been repeatedly debunked by many organizations.

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