pizzagate

politics

Pizzagate Was Revived By Canadian Politicians and Everything Is Dumb

While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling his worst scandal, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer managed to Make Pizzagate Newsworthy Again.
Mack Lamoureux
3.11.19
conspiracy theories

The Strange, Centuries-Long History of Satanic Pedophile Panics

Modern-day conspiracy theories like Pizzagate and 'QAnon' have roots that stretch back to medieval Europe.
Mark Hay
11.15.18
conspiracy

A Comprehensive Guide to QAnon, the Final Boss of Conspiracy Theories

George Soros, the Illuminati, and Snow White are all controlling the world according to a 4channer who has spawned a legion of supersleuths.
Justin Caffier
6.12.18
pizzagate

Is Jerry Jones Pulling the Strings at Papa John's?

Bust out your tinfoil hats, people.
Liam Daniel Pierce
11.2.17
Conspiracies

The Integral Role Conspiracies Play in Far-Right Violence

This researcher says we have to stop ignoring the role Alex Jones and other online theorists play in extremism.
Mack Lamoureux
8.22.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The 'Pizzagate' Shooter Is Going to Prison

Edgar Welch was given a four-year sentence Thursday after a bogus conspiracy theory led to an all-too-real scare at a DC restaurant.
Drew Schwartz
6.22.17
Conspiracies

How a Mural Sparked a Pizzagate Theory That Threatened an Artist’s Life

Over half a decade ago Arrington de Dionyso painted a mural in Comet Ping Pong, a year later it was painted over, and now, six years on, conspiracy theorists have started threatening his life because of it.
Mack Lamoureux
4.3.17
Conspiracies

Alex Jones Is Very, Very Sorry for That Pizzagate Stuff

One day after Jones apologized for his role in the conspiracy that ended with three bullet holes in the roof of a pizzeria, true believers made their way to DC for a rally.
Mack Lamoureux
3.25.17
2016

Some of the Most Terrible People from the Internet in 2016

Between the Alt-Right Sis and the vlogger's boyfriend, it's been a particularly dire year online.
Bertie Brandes
12.29.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Pizzagate Shooter Could Face Up to Ten Years in Prison

Edgar Maddison Welch has been hit with a federal weapons charge after he stormed into a DC pizzeria with a military-grade assault rifle to investigate an online conspiracy theory.
Lauren Messman
12.13.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Protestors dominate white supremacist event at Texas A&M, investigators suspect a refrigerator may have caused the Oakland fire, Michael Flynn's son forced out of Trump transition team, and more.
VICE Staff
12.7.16
News

How Did the 'Pizzagate' Shooter Get Guns with a Criminal Record?

He doesn't appear to be what the feds consider a "prohibited purchaser"—a.k.a. a person flagged in the federal background check system—despite a history of drug crimes and drunk driving
Alex Yablon
12.7.16
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