Fake news has real consequences

Subject: Fake news has real consequences
From: newsbeanie@dictatorshandbook.net (NewsBeanie)
Newsgroups: dictator.general
Organization: blocknews - www.blocknews.net
Date: Dec 14 2016 03:19:15
Title: Fake News Has Real Consequences
Author: charon
Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:19:00 -0500
Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/12/06/0122223&from=rss

DeathMonkey[1] writes:

The guardian reports on a sobering event[2] in Washington DC.

US police have arrested a man wielding an assault rifle who entered a pizza
restaurant that was the target of fake news reports it was operating a child
abuse ring led by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her
top campaign aide.

[...] The suspect entered the restaurant and pointed a gun at a restaurant
employee, who fled and notified authorities, police said. The man then
discharged the weapon inside the restaurant. There were no injuries.

[...] [Police] said the suspect during an interview with investigators
revealed that he came to the establishment to "self-investigate" Pizzagate,
the police statement said. Pizzagate is a baseless conspiracy, which falsely
claims Clinton and her campaign chief John Podesta were running a child sex
ring from the restaurant's backrooms.


Original Submission[3]

Read more of this story[4] at SoylentNews.

[1]: http://soylentnews.org/~DeathMonkey/ (link)
[2]: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/05/gunman-detained-at-comet-pizza-restaurant-was-self-investigating-fake-news-reports (link)
[3]: http://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=17299 (link)
[4]: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/12/06/0122223&from=rss (link)

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