Pizzagate Conspiracy Theory

Stories about an internet conspiracy theory that led to a shooting at a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C.

The Pizzagate conspiracy theory that a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant hid a pedophilia ring was spread by hoaxers such as Alex Jones and Mike Cernovich, and it led to a believer of the conspiracy theory appearing at the D.C. pizza restaurant in December 2016 and opening fire with a rifle.

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