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New York and Austin Pizzerias Targeted as Clinton ‘Pizzagate’ Conspiracy Spreads

The fake news story has been fueled by Trump supporters

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Conspiracy theorists are using Clinton’s leaked campaign emails as proof of the child trafficking ring.

Comet Ping Pong, in Washington, D.C., was the primary target in the false “Pizzagate” scandal that allegedly linked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta to a child trafficking ring. Now conspiracy theorists have turned their attention to Roberta’s, a renowned Brooklyn pizzeria, and Austin’s East Side Pies.

Employees from Roberta’s, located in the East Williamsburg-Bushwick area of Brooklyn, have received death threats when answering the phone at the popular pizza spot.

On Dec. 1 at 11:15 a.m., a worker answered the phone and was told: “You are going to bleed and be tortured," according to police.

In Austin, East Side Pies has received threats online and even had a delivery truck vandalized.

Noah Polk, co-owner of East Side Pies, initially saw that his restaurant was being linked to “Pizzagate” through a restaurant review and thread on Reddit.


“This is absolutely insane and unfounded and ridiculous,” Polk told the American-Statesman after reading a series of false accusations. “The dots they are trying to connect are so ludicrous. I was not happy about it.”