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White House Decries Fake News That Led To Pizzeria Shooting

On Sunday a North Carolina man was arrested at the Comet Ping Pong restaurant. The man showed up with an assault rifle and said he wanted to investigate reports that said the restaurant was hub to a child sex ring organized by former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Fake news stories, known as "Pizzagate," claimed that Clinton and campaign head John Podesta were running a child sex ring out of the pizzeria. The circulation of these stories caused the restaurant and its workers to become the target of social media threats ahead of Novemeber's election. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said "There's no denying the corrosive effect these false reports have had on our political debate. And that's concerning in a political context. It's deeply troubling that some of these false reports could lead to violence."

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